Award-winning journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Mexico

Award-winning journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Mexico
By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
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Top journalist Javier Valdez murdered in Mexico


Award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Valdez has been killed in the northern state of Sinaloa.

Valdez shone a light on the activities of the country’s notorious drug cartels.

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He was murdered by unidentified killers after they opened fire on his car.

The 50-year-old received the International Press Freedom Award for his work on drug trafficking.

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Speaking at a book launch last year he said:“Even though you may have bullet-proofing and bodyguards, the gangs will decide what day they are going to kill you.”

He is the sixth journalist to have been killed in Mexico since March.

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