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Journalist slain in Mexico promised readers “activism”

MEXICO CITY - Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says a 12th journalist has been slain this year in the country, which is one of the world’s deadliest for the profession.

Local media outlets identify the victim as Nevith Condés Jaramilllo, founder of a news website called El Observatorio del Sur. He was found stabbed to death Saturday at his home in Tejupilco, a town in the state of Mexico a three-hour drive southwest of Mexico City.

El Observatorio del Sur promises “independent socio-cultural citizen journalism” and professes a taste for “activism journalism.”

The rights commission said in a statement that “violence against journalists, in all its forms, is one of the principle obstacles for our country to consolidate as a democracy.”
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