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NPT Drug War: Slain Juarez journalist honored in D.C.

77 names added to slain journalists memorial in DC:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The journalism and free speech museum called the Newseum added 77 names to its Journalists Memorial on Monday to honor reporters, photographers and broadcasters who died while covering the news, including several killed in Mexican drug violence.

Mexico ranked second only to Iraq among the deadliest places for journalists last year, said Alberto Ibarguen, the Newseum’s chairman, and president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The names of five journalists killed in Mexico were added to the memorial wall, along with 13 who were killed in Iraq in 2008.

Among the fallen journalists in Mexico was Armando Rodriguez, a crime reporter for El Diario in Ciudad Juarez who had covered the violent city across the border from El Paso, Texas, for 10 years.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 31, 2009 at 8:13 am

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