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Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with more than 100 murdered since 2006 .Asking questions about multibillion-dollar mafias or government graft can be a deadly job in Mexico.Especially for crime reporting," said Marco Malpica, head of the communications department at Veracruz University.Just 20 percent of his 200 students want to be actual journalists.The university's 63-year-old journalism school has the oldest public program in Mexico, and has seen applications fall by 35 percent in the past five years.The declining number of journalists will have a damaging long-term effect on Mexico's development as a democracy, the media watchdog Article 19 warns.Estefani Gamez, an 18-year-old photography student in Veracruz, is one of those enrolled in the state university's communications department.
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