“I’ve had phone calls telling me to stop investigating certain murders or drug bosses. I’ve had to suppress important information because they could have my family killed if I mention it. Sources of mine have been killed or disappeared… The government couldn’t care less. They do nothing to protect you. There have been many cases and this keeps happening.” Javier Valdez spoke often about the risks associated with reporting on the drug cartels in Mexico. On Monday, he was dragged from his car and murdered. The BBC: “His words illustrate both the cost of printing the truth, and the bravery of those who continue to do so…”