Argentine municipal government files criminal complaint over journalist’s COVID-19 vaccine reporting

  • Source: CPJ
  • January 20, 2021

"On Jan. 13, the municipality of Quilmes, a city in Buenos Aires province, filed a criminal complaint to a federal court over [Roberto] Carrigall’s reporting on the municipal government’s alleged mishandling of the coronavirus vaccine, according to news reports, the journalist, who spoke with CPJ via messaging app, and a report by the Forum of Argentinian Journalism, a local free expression organization.


On Jan. 8, Carrigall alleged in a Facebook post that a hospital run by the Quilmes municipal government had improperly refrigerated 40 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, thereby damaging them."


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