Re: Journalist and owner 4TV channel in Michoacán kidnapped
Salvador Adame Pardo, a journalist and owner of the 4TV channel in the municipality of Francisco J. Múgica, Michoacán, was abducted in the Nueva Italia community. The disappearance of the communicator comes three days after the murder of Javier Valdez.
According to local media, Adame has positioned himself as a systematic critic to the governmental exercise of the Mayor of the municipality of Múgica. He had received threats to his cell phone.
Neither Syria, nor Iraq: in Mexico they kill more journalists than in any country of the world, at war or not.
Mexico City, May 19 (SinEmbargo) .- Salvador Adame Pardo, a journalist and owner of the 4TV channel in the municipality of Francisco J. Múgica, Michoacán, was kidnapped Thursday at about 19:00 hours in the Nueva Italia community, Michoacán.
Relatives of the journalist denounced to La Jornada that Adame Pardo was intercepted by the occupants of a black van, of recent model. He was deprived of liberty in a purified water plant, located on Avenida Lázaro Cárdenas Sur with no street number. According to witnesses, the attackers went to the village of Nuevo Corondiro.
According to the media of national circulation, his relatives asked the authorities to find out the whereabouts of their relative and filed the corresponding complaint with the Public Prosecutor's Office. They mentioned that Salvador Adame Pardo had long received anonymous threats for the performance of his work.
Local media say Adame has positioned himself as a systematic critic to the governmental exercise of the Mayor of the town hall of Múgica. He had received threats to his cell phone.
Neither the federal government nor the Government of Michoacán have said a single word, despite the fact that, when the information was revealed, it had been about 15 hours.
Relatives of Adame denounced that the Prosecutor's Office of Anti-kidnapping of Michoacán have asked them to wait up to 62 hours to file the complaint.
Silvano Aureoles, Governor of Michoacán, was one of the leaders who did not attend the meeting that the federal government called last May 17 where they announced "Actions for freedom of expression and for the protection of journalists and defenders."
In April last year, the journalist reported through social networks that elements of the State Public Security Secretariat, who evacuated the Mayor's office of Múgica, beat the detainees, as well as him And his wife Frida Urtiz.
"The Special Operations Group beat my wife and 11 women. It is very unfortunate to see how these defenseless women were beaten, I have no words to describe, "Adame Pardo wrote in his Facebook account.
The president of the Michoacan Association of Cable Television (AMTELCA), Enrique Karrum Vázquez, confirmed this morning to local media the disappearance of the journalist.
Karrum Vazquez, indicated that the information of the possible kidnapping against the communicator was not made generally known by a recommendation made by the authorities so as not to hinder investigations into the case.
He pointed out that each and every member of AMTELCA has expressed solidarity with the family of Adame Pardo and are waiting for an early action by the institutions so that the communicator appears safe and sound.
This grievance against journalism comes amid a wave of protests from the guild in Mexico and abroad over the death of Javier Valdez and that the authorities committed to give protection to the communicators.
Mexico has for years been one of the most dangerous countries in the world to exercise journalism, with at least 80 cases since 2006, when PAN President Felipe Calderón initiated the strategy of "frontal combat" to organized crime groups, and more than 120 since 2000.
Thus, with five cases recorded between March and May, Mexico appears, according to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) count, to be the most lethal country so far this year, above Nations at war like Syria, where this 2017 has been counted a case; Or Iraq, with the same amount.
For CPJ, four of the five crimes registered here have a "confirmed" motive; That is to say, that the organization considers that the murder is related to the journalistic work of the victims, either by "direct reprisal", to be in the "crossfire in a combat situation", or to occur "during a dangerous assignment."