In June, Mexican freelance reporter Zamira Esther Bautista was gunned down by a group of hit men at her home in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico.
Her killing has yet to be solved; no one has been arrested.
It was the most recent murder of a journalist in Mexico – the eighth there this year. Across Latin America, 23 journalists have been murdered.
That’s a big reason media rights groups this month are urging the U.N. to create a special representative for journalists’ protection.