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    Journalist of El Universal Newspaper Killed in Mexico City

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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Jose Gerardo Martinez, a journalist of one of Mexico's major news outlets El Universal newspaper, has been killed in the country's capital of Mexico City.

    According to the newspaper, the journalist was attacked by two muggers and received a gunshot wound to the abdomen on Saturday night.

    The police took the injured journalist to the hospital, where he later died of his wounds.

    The murder investigation has already been launched by Mexico City's prosecutor general's office, with a separate inquiry having been initiated by the newspaper.

    According to the International Federation of Journalists, as many as 13 journalists and media staff were killed in Mexico in 2017, which is the world's highest killing tally. Since 2000, about 120 media workers have been killed, 20 people have gone missing, and about 50 cases of attacks on media buildings have been recorded, according to the journalistic community of Mexico


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