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The 2013 IRE keynote speech: 'Don't abandon us'

Marcela Turati delivers IRE's keynote address as board members David Cay Johnston and Andrew Donahue look on. Photo by Travis Hartman.

As Mexican journalists become war reporters in their own country, Mexican journalist Marcela Turati of Proceso makes a plea to the investigative reporting community. Regions of Mexico are zones of silence. Citizens die every day, journalists report what they're told by the cartels or they are killed or disappear inthe middle of the day or night.

"These are your colleagues, our colleagues, members of our family of investigative reporters. I want to ask you that you do not ignore us," Turati told a group of more than a thousand journalists at the IRE Conference in San Antonio last week.

View the full speech here. 

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