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Journalist who helped launch 'Mexicoleaks' fired from radio station

Recently-fired Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui speaks with journalists outside MVS radio station in Mexico City
Recently-fired Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui speaks with journalists outside MVS radio station in Mexico City

REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

The following is a CPJ Blog post by David Agren, CPJ Mexico Correspondent.

She exposed government corruption with investigative reporting that made international headlines, helped launch the Mexicoleaks whistleblower website, and was voted second most powerful woman in the country last year by Forbes Mexico, but Carmen Aristegui, one of the country's most popular radio journalists, has been fired from MVS Radio after demanding that the privately owned station reinstate two investigative reporters.

Aristegui, who hosted a weekday news radio program that, according to ratings, is in the top five most-listened-to talk shows in Mexico City, and a current events program on CNN en español, was fired after demanding that the station reinstate Irving Huerta and Daniel Lizarraga. The reporters worked with her on an investigation into the property dealings of President Enrique Peña Nieto's wife, and were part of Mexicoleaks, according to news reports. On Sunday, MVS Radio released a statement saying it had refused to accept "Aristegui's ultimatum" and that "individual attitudes have no place in our project."

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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