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Ríodoce is a Mexican weekly dedicated to coverage of organized crime and the Mexican drug war in Sinaloa, Mexico. The newspaper is based in Culiacán. The paper was founded in 2003 by a group of reporters from the daily Noroeste, including Javier Valdez Cárdenas.[1]

In September 2009, Ríodoce published a series on drug trafficking entitled "Hitman: Confession of an Assassin in Ciudad Juárez." One morning a few days after the conclusion of the series, a grenade was thrown into Ríodoce's office, damaging the building but causing no injuries. The attackers were never identified.[1]

In 2011, co-founder Valdez Cárdenas was awarded the International Press Freedom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists, "an annual recognition of courageous journalism".[2] Later in the same year, the trustees of Columbia University awarded Ríodoce the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for journalism that contributes to "inter-American understanding".[3] In 2013, PEN International gave Ríodoce the "Excellence in Journalism" award.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Javier Valdez Cárdenas, Mexico". Committee to Protect Journalists. 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2011". Committee to Protect Journalists. 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Maria Moors Cabot Prize". Columbia University School of Journalism. 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Valdez Cárdenas, Javier (6 November 2013). "Otorgan a semanario 'Ríodoce' premio PEN a la excelencia periodística". La Jornada (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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