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Newspaper editor freed after being held by abductors for 10 days

(RSF/IFEX) - Ulises González García, the editor of the regional weekly "La Opinión", who was kidnapped from his home in Jérez, in the state of Zacatecas, on 29 July 2010, was released in the early hours of 9 August and was rushed to a private hospital for treatment of the injuries received during his abduction, some of which appeared to have been caused by torture.

Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the news but stresses that there is no sign of any improvement in the general press freedom situation in Mexico. Like nearby Honduras, Mexico continues to be one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists.

The press freedom organisation takes this opportunity to issue a list of all the journalists who have been murdered in Mexico since 2000 and all those who have been reported missing since 2003. It includes cases in which the motive was clearly linked to the victim's work as a journalist and those in which the motive has yet to be established.

Click here to read about the cases of murdered and kidnapped journalists (available in Spanish only)

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