Freedom of information loses champion in Mexico

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say December 31, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information loses champion in Mexico News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn of journalist Mike O’Connor’s death on 29 December in Mexico City, where he represented the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Aged 67, he died of a heart attack in the apartment he shared with his wife Tracy Wilkinson, the Los Angeles Times’ Mexico City bureau chief.“We pay tribute to Mike O’Connor’s commitment to defending freedom of information in Mexico and to his constant work on behalf of journalists and human rights defenders in that country, and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his CPJ colleagues, his wife and his family,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. A former war reporter for NPR, CBS News, The New York Times and other news organizations, O’Connor had been the CPJ’s representative in Mexico, one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists, since 2009. His many reports and articles helped to shed light on the difficulties and dangers of reporting in Mexico and of covering drug trafficking and the cartel wars in particular.Photo : 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas Follow the news on Mexico Receive email alerts Reportscenter_img May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation News May 13, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more