Journalism watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is asking the Mexican government to take serious the death threats given to Lydia Cacho, a Mexican investigative reporter and author.
Lydia Cacho has told CPJ that death threat has been given to her through the security system installed in her abode. The threat given to Lydia warned her “not to mess with us” else “we will send you home in little pieces.” Lydia security consultants have told her that these miscreants are equipped with advanced technology and entered system through the same.
Senior program coordinator at CPJ for Americas region, Carlos Lauria said “This threat is the latest in a long line of efforts to intimidate Lydia Cacho, one of Mexico’s most prominent reporters,” and “The delivery of the threat over her own emergency communication system should be particularly alarming to Mexican authorities, who must ensure her safety.”
Cacho is a multi-faceted personality in the area of journalism, human rights advocacy and columnist with Mexican daily El Universal. She has received many accolades in her career till now. Her latest book “Slaves of Power” is centered around the theme of Human trafficking and its victims around the world.