Protestors against mining in Peru turn against TV reporters

Protesters opposed to a mining project in Peru attacked three journalists covering the event on Nov. 9, reported the Press and Society Institute.

Reporters Álvaro Briones Arana of TV Norte, Jorge Muñoz Belón of Canal 25, and RPP correspondent Luis Armando Chilón Boñón were filming the demonstration when they were attacked by members of a construction workers' union participating in a 24-hour strike organized by the regional government against a mining project in the northern city of Cajamarca, Peru.

Check out these recommendations from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas on how journalists can protect themselves when covering protests and unrest.