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.
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.
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.