February 10, 2016 was a horrifying day for Puebla as the body of a Veracruz reporter was found dead by the armed men early in the morning. Puebla is located 15 kms away from the border of Veracruz. The reporter was Anabel Flores Salazar of Orizaba aged 27 years and she was taken off from bed by masked men having military attire and bullet proof vests. It was informed to family members that they were having orders for her arrest.read full story at https://cpj.org/2016/02/body-of-missing-veracruz-crime-reporter-anabel-flo.php
The reporter was quite introvert and covered majorly police news for the Orizaba city and she had not informed about any such threat issue to her family. Veracruz Governor mentioned in a tweet that her captors were travelling in two trucks, which were reported as stolen. It was a shock for the press community that the journalist was kidnapped and ultimately killed. The Committee to Protect Journalists also expressed upset reviews over this kidnapping issue. It was even said that Veracruz has become quite a dangerous place for the press world and the Mexican Federal Government should take steps to mark an end to such issues.
It is sad to know that 19 reporters had been killed in Veracruz since 2010, which was the time when Governor Duarte took his office. A reporter was found dead in 2014 concerning the pity issues for her lifestyle didn’t match her salary. She drove a vehicle whose costing was tough to pay by a reporter and she was dismissed with no reason. The dead body of Flores Salazar was found near Cuacnopalan-Oaxaca highway in the state of Puebla. Her French Bulldog was found abandoned as well.
Such issues are hampering the safety of journalists and making them get afraid of spreading true information to the world. This case was disheartening for humanity and shameful act of the people who can’t tolerate the virtue of truth.…