Journalists in the crosshairs of Paraguayan People's Army

By Maira Magro

Police identified the name of at least one journalist in the agendas and papers found in the search operations against an armed group, the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) in Concepción, in the north of the country, according to La Nación.

The police mentioned the name of the manager of news radio 780 AM, Vladimir Jara, but other journalists could also be part of the list, the newspaper said. According to ABC Color, they could be potential targets of kidnappings, because along side their names was recorded information about their vehicles, document numbers and cell phones.

The papers were found on Thursday morning at an EPP camp after an armed clash in which two policemen died. Also found was a document offering close to US $1,000 to whoever turned over to the group president Fernando Lugo, parliament members or any Supreme Court justice in the country, reports EFE.

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.