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Mexican journalist shot dead in newsroom

September 25th, 2009Posted by in Editors' pick, Press freedom and ethics

Norberto Miranda Madrid, a Mexican journalist, was shot dead in his newsroom on Wednesday night.

The AP reports, in a news piece about the identification of a new point man in the Mexican drug war, that at least five gunmen entered the newsroom in Nuevo Casas Grandes and killed the 54 year old journalist in front of his colleagues.

Norberto Miranda Madrid was director and wrote a crime and politics column at the news website Radio Vision Casas Grandes, said Chihuahua state attorney general’s spokesman, Vladimir Tuexi.

Miranda wrote several newspaper columns, worked as a correspondent for El Heraldo newspaper and for a radio station, reports the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

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