PPF denounces murder of Mexican commentator

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of Mexican commentator Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced the increasing rate of violence against journalists in Mexico and called on the Mexican government to immediately interrogate and hold those responsible behind this brutal act. PPF also urged government to take immediate steps for the protection and safety of journalists.

According to Inter American Press Association (IAPA), three unidentified armed men attacked the journalist known as ‘Chuchín’ on the morning on February 9, 2019.

The journalist was shot at least eight times in the restaurant of hotel in the town of Emiiano Zapata, Tabasco State.

The journalist hosted the news program “Nuestra Región Hoy” (Our Region Today) aired on radio station 99.9 FM.

During the year 2019, this is the second murder of a journalist. On January 20, 2019 Rafael Murúa Manríquez, director of the website Radio Kashan FM was also killed.