Venezuela, Argentina, Nicaragua singled out for their harassment of journalists

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) On Friday, Sept. 23, singled out Venezuela, Nicaragua and Argentina, condemning the countries for the recent legal and physical harassment journalists are suffering.

Specifically, IAPA cited the legal summons of four Venezuelan journalists accused of "inciting hatred" for a sarcastic story about public officials published in the weekly 6to Poder, the request by an Argentine judge for personal information about journalists writing about or investigating inflation, and the death threats against Nicaraguan journalist Silvia González that forced her into exile.

These cases are among those that will be analyzed at the annual IAPA General Assembly meeting Oct. 14-18 in Lima, Peru, said the news agency EFE.