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Death threat made against murdered journalist's colleague, their programme taken off air

(RSF/IFEX) - The news programme "Al tanto", that had been hosted by journalist Amado Ramírez on Radiorama Acapulco before he was murdered on 6 April 2007, was taken off the air on 9 April after the station received threats. Ramírez, who was also correspondent for the Acapulco television station Televisa, was killed during a wave of reprisals by drug-traffickers.

The day after his murder, a Radiorama Acapulco security guard received an anonymous telephone call warning that "we haven't finished yet," saying that Misael Habana, Ramírez's co-host of "Al tanto," would be the next target. Habana said Ramírez had received telephoned death threats a month ago, during a pause in the programme.

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