Engineer killed in attack on Mexican television station

On 9 February, two separate attacks were launched on a TV station and a radio station in Coahuila. Technician Rodolfo Ochoa was killed in the shooting at TV station Canal 9. The station stopped broadcasting temporarily, but programming has now resumed. Radio station Radiorama has not aired since the attack, which damaged their equipment. In a further incident, the distributor of El Norte and Metro newspapers was  kidnapped in Tamaulipas. His captors held him at gunpoint and ordered him to stop distributing the newspapers. They freed him after setting light to the copies he had been delivering. There has been an increase in armed attacks on Mexican media organisations since early 2010.