Mexico – Murder of a journalist (April 25, 2016)


France condemns the murder of Francisco Pacheco, editor-in-chief of the weekly El Foro de Taxco, in the State of Guerrero.

We offer our condolences to his loved ones. France supports the Mexican authorities’ efforts to identify the perpetrators of this crime and bring them to justice.

On World Press Freedom Day, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault will reiterate France’s commitment to the freedom of the press by visiting the Maison des Journalistes de Paris – an association that welcomes threatened journalists from around the world - on May 4. He will applaud the courage of journalists who in Mexico and elsewhere sometimes risk their lives for the sake of free access to information.