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People Are Declaring #WeWillNotBeSilenced After A Brutal Murder

The hashtag #NoNosCallarán (#WeWillNotBeSilenced) is being used after a journalist was killed in Mexico City last month.

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Mexican photojournalist Rubén Espinosa — who took a picture of the mayor of Veracruz Javier Duarte for the magazine Proceso — was tortured and killed on July 31, and his corpse was found along with four murdered women.

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A photograph of murdered photojournalist Ruben Espinosa inside a funeral home before his wake begins in Mexico City, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.


Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist and spokesperson of the movement, wrote about the cover in her column published in the news site Aristegui Noticias.

“Ni hoy ni nunca” #NoNosCallarán, artículo de @LydiaCachoSi

"Because my fellow reporters shouldn't have disappeared or died, or suffered from persecution until their last days #WeWontBeSilenced," she wrote. "Because the last word on how the Mexican political system should be is not said yet, and nobody will censor us #WeWontBeSilenced."

Inside the paper ran a letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto demanding free press and human rights, with signatures from more than 600 intellectuals and journalists from 192 different countries.

“When a journalist is attacked the entire society's right to information is violated,” reads the letter, which was endorsed by famous names like Salman Rushdie, Alfonso Cuarón, and Noam Chomsky.


Alejandro Meléndez, photography deputy editor of the Mexican newspaper El Financiero.

En El Universal 600 intelectuales y periodistas protestan a un mes de los asesinatos de la Narvarte #NoNosCallarán

John M. Ackerman, a law professor/investigador at Mexico's state-run university IIJ-UNAM, Editor-in-Chief of the Mexican Law Review, and columnist.

Por los periodistas asesinados en #Mexico por reportar la verdad #NoNosCallarán @EPN @Javier_Duarte

Actress Ilse Salas.

Hoy, hace un mes. Y casi un año y casi 10. Y son 4 y 43 y 60 000. #NoNosCallarán @elgritomas

Raquel Miserachi es redactora de BuzzFeed México y vive en la Ciudad de México.

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