Jesús Barraza Zavala, Mexico

Editor of the weekly Pulso in Sonora, on the border with California. He received multiple death threats for his reports on the illegal drug trade and its connections with the Mexican government. Prior to this, he was editor of La Prensa, where his predecessor, Benjamín Flores, was shot and killed at the door of the newspaper's offices in July 1997. Barraza said that in the region drug traffickers fear reporters more than the police, a frightening realization that has not stopped his colleagues from continuing their work
International Press Freedom Award
1999

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