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Javier Valdez
Episode 2015th May 2021 • Faces of Assassination • Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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Javier Valdez was an award-winning Mexican journalist at Ríodoce in Culiacán, Sinaloa. For years he bravely covered the issue of drug trafficking, and for that he was murdered.

Javier Valdez Profile

Watch: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) International Press Freedom Award 2011 speech in full.

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