A journalist working for a radio station in the state of Veracruz in eastern Mexico was shot dead by gunmen on Thursday, the state Department of Public Safety said.
Hashido Romero Flores, 60, who worked for Ori Estéreo FM, was in the Potrerio district of Ixtakokitlan when he was attacked.
The journalist had recently complained that he was receiving threats , stressed the Mexican branch of the non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
At least six journalists have been killed so far in 2021 in Mexico . Authorities have not yet determined whether their deaths were due to their work.
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for media workers. More than a hundred journalists have been killed there since 2000 , according to figures from the Mexican Human Rights Commission.
Eight journalists were killed in 2020, according to RSF.
More than 90% of the murders of journalists in Mexico go unpunished , according to organizations defending freedom of the press.