Guatemalan journalists still tempted by bribes

In the newspaper elPeriodico, columnist Dina Fernandez criticized journalists for still accepting bribes, and chastised the journalists' guild for remaining silent when it comes to corruption within the press.

Fernandez's comments follow the recent case where Guatemala's International Commission Against Impunity denounced a check that was written for a journalist who conducted an interview in connection with the investigation against fugitive brothers Francisco and Estuardo Valdés Paiz, who are accused of killing lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg, according to CERIGUA.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.