National Press Association condemns aggression against journalists covering politics

Bolivia's National Association of the Press (ANP) has condemned the aggression against journalists and the obstacles they face in covering politics, after a journalist and two videographers were attacked by a rock-throwing crowd of sympathizers of Sucre's Mayor-elect Jaime Barrón, reports Los Tiempos.

The journalists, who weren't hurt, work for the government-run Channel 7.

The ANP also called on police to respect journalists, as reporters from various media have been denied access to government buildings.

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.