Television reporter goes missing in central Mexico
The state attorney of San Luis Potosí reported the disappearance of Mexican journalist Adela Jazmín Alcaraz, a news television host in the city of Rioverde, according to the AFP news agency.
The reporter has worked for Channel 12 in Rioverde for 10 years and, according to her family, has been missing since Friday, Oct. 26, reported the newspaper Milenio.
State Attorney Miguel Ángel García Covarrubias is investigating whether this is a kidnapping or extorsion while authorities search for the journalist, according to the news agency Notimex.
To date, 17 Mexican journalists have gone missing without any demands for their rescue from their captors.
Mexico is considered the most dangerous country in the Americas for the press, with 71 journalists killed because of their work during the last 12 years, according to the organization Article 19. Click here to see a map from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of attacks on the press in Mexico.
- CPJ demands investigation into disappearance of television journalist in Mexico
- Another journalist reported missing in central Mexico
- U.S. State Department investigating disappearance of Texas freelance journalist in Mexico
- Mexican police reporter and son disappear under strange circumstances
- International organizations demand Mexican authorities find missing reporter