Bolivian Attorney General calls journalists to testify in case related to oppression of indigenous peoples

The Attorney General’s office in Bolivia requested a list of the journalists who covered the oppression of indigenous peoples who participated in the protest march for the Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory, according to the newspaper La Razón.

The order, which also requests all photographs taken during the demonstration, already has been sent to La Razón as well as other media outlets in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, according to the same publication.

The community organization Movimiento Sin Miedo, or the Fearless Movement, which promotes human rights, named three journalists on a list of witnesses to testify in the investigation on the repression of indigenous peoples in Yucomo on Sept. 25, 2011, according to Eju TV. The list included journalists Freddy Morales, of Telesur; Karen Gil Patiño, press chief at Fundación de Tierra, and Bernabé López, of Red PAT TV.

The Confederation of Bolivian Press Workers and the La Paz Association of Journalists emphatically rejected the order, Eju TV reported.