Correction: Mexican Journalists-Asylum

AP News
Posted: Jun 17, 2011 8:15 PM
Correction: Mexican Journalists-Asylum

In a June 15 story about three Mexican journalists seeking asylum in the United States, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a Mexican government report said at least 66 Mexican journalists had been killed between 2006 and 2010. The source of that report was the country's independent human rights commission, which said 65 journalists were killed in Mexico from 2000 to 2010.

The commission updated its figures this month to say 51 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2005. Other press freedom groups consider the numbers high and differ on the definition of who constitutes a journalist in Mexico's homicide figures.