Paraguayan journalists report harassment from prosecutor’s office

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  • October 27, 2010

By Maira Magro

The Circle of Paraguayan Judicial Journalists, a group of reporters who cover major court issues, released a statement reporting harassment and intimidation from officials at the country’s top prosecutor’s office who are unhappy with the coverage of several cases.

“We repudiate the systematic phoning of both media workers in this field and the heads of their media outlets to question the intellectual work of Journalists,” the statement says, claiming reporters have been transferred away from court coverage as a result.

The group also accused officials of working to “manipulate information,” Ultima Hora adds.

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.