The Network of Latin American Photographic Collectives issued a press release before the murder and torture of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril and four social activists happened last July 31 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Espinosa - photojournalist agency AVC News and correspondent Cuartoscuro and Process - was found died in a department Mexico DF , together with four other people. l activist Nadia Vera, the student Yesenia Quiroz, and two more women (identified as Simone and Alejandra)
photographer for 32 years, specializing in coverage of social movements and activist attacks on the press in Veracruz had said weeks before it was followed by suspicious people and decided move through security to the capital of that country.
Meanwhile activist Nadia Vera Perez, had recorded some months ago a video in which he blamed the governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, of any situation that affected his life.
with the murder of Reuben are 88 journalists killed in Mexico since 00, in this way, every day there is more violence to journalism and freedom of expression and total impunity in all cases.
"from the Network Collective of Latin American Photography we join the demand and demand justice in the investigation of the murders and the cessation of violence against journalists in Mexico and Latin America (...) We stand well in favor of total freedom of expression and access to information. Since this is a case of impunity and violence that exists constantly against journalists by the Mexican state, "signs made up nearly forty groups of photographers around the continent network.
Argentine groups that signed the document were: Collective Chakana, C olectivo In the Vuelta, Collective Manifesto Colectivx Twenty-four / three Photographic Commitment Visual Chronicles En.fo.ca. MAƒIA Photo Network Shares SADO Sub.Coop and V isual Action .
the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) condemned Wednesday the killing of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and four social activists.
"We must support clearly the brave journalists who work to keep citizens informed" , said through a statement the director General of Unesco, Irina Bokova.
Numerous protests have registered to demand the clarification after the murder, while the federal government in recent days has insisted ignoring the crimes against journalists in the country, according to the protesters.