Why Did Gunmen Open Fire on This Top TV Star?

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MEXICO CITY—Ciro Gómez Leyva, one of Mexico’s best-known radio and television reporters, heard the shattering sound of gunshots ricocheting off his car window pane while driving home from work in his armored vehicle last month. The bulletproof glass saved him from becoming one more statistic in a deadly series of attacks against journalists in Mexico.

In 2022 alone, at least 13 Mexican journalists were assassinated, the most ever in a single year. The country holds the record for the highest number of assassinations of journalists working outside a war zone, and also has the highest number of missing journalists worldwide, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The attack on Levya sparked massive outcry from fellow Mexican journalists, who put out a video and hundreds of tweets in support of Leyva in the aftermath of the assassination attempt.

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