Journalists’ sons murdered in Mexico

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), May 6 (IANS/EFE) The sons of two journalists were murdered by gunmen Sunday in Mexico’s Chihuahua city, officials said.

Alfredo David, 20, and Diego Alejandro Paramo Gonzalez, 21, were killed in the city’s Arboledas district, Chihuahua state Attorney General’s Office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez told EFE.

The two young men were driving through the neighbourhood when they were attacked, Gonzalez said.

Alfredo David and Diego Alejandro are the sons of Martha Nicholson, the publisher of the daily El Peso, and David Paramo, a business reporter for a Mexico City newspaper, the AG’s office spokesman said.

The killings are not linked to the professional activities of the victims’ parents, Gonzalez said.

Several media outlets in northern Mexico have been attacked in the past few weeks and two people, including journalist Jaime Guadalupe Gonzalez, have been killed.

Gonzalez, editor of an online news site, was killed by gunmen in Ojinaga, a border city in Chihuahua, on March 3.

The two young men were killed two days after Mexico marked World Press Freedom Day and media rights groups reported a rise in threats and attacks on journalists.

A total of 84 journalists have been murdered since 2000 in Mexico, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said.

–IANS/EFE

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