Threatened journalist slain in Guatemala
Ordóñez, 24, was a teacher and also worked for Canal 14 TV, where he hosted news programs directed at youth, Prensa Libre explains.
According to another Prensa Libre article, the journalist’s relatives said that Ordóñez had received threats related to his work and was an extortion victim. Robert Santizo, the director of Canal 14, repudiated the crime and also said that the journalist had received death threats based on his coverage.
Guatemala has one of the highest intentional homicide rates in the world, but journalist killings are relatively uncommon. However, according to Cerigua, in spite of a reduction in violence against the press in 2010, self censorship in areas with drug trafficking violence increased significantly.
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