AP100916121567After the slaying of its second employee in two years, Juarez's biggest daily has announced it will no longer cover Mexico's bloody drug war, the Associated Press reports.
"We ask you to explain what you want from us, what we should try to publish or not publish, so we know what to expect," El Diario's staff said in a front-page editorial (Spanish | English via Google Translate).
Two photographers for El Diario, one of them an intern, were attacked on their way to lunch last week. One died, and the other is seriously wounded. In 2008, a crime reporter for El Diario was gunned down outside of his home.
El Diario was seen as a reliable source of crime reporting when many border TV stations and papers had given up, or were only reporting what drug cartels told them they could.
"Even in one of the places where violence is worst ... El Diario was still doing a lot of good reporting on crime," Carlos Lauria of the Committee to Protect Journalists told the AP. "The fact that they're giving upRead More »from Juarez newspaper says it won’t cover the drug war