Bolivian journalists association demands investigation into digital harassment of journalist who revealed minister’s alleged corruption

"The National Association of Bolivian Journalists (ANPB, by its Spanish) asked the government on Wednesday [May 17] to run an investigation to find the material and intellectual authors of a digital harassment campaign against journalist Andrés Gómez. He denounced a corruption case involving the former Minister of Environment and Water, Juan Santos Cruz on May 7.

In a letter sent to the vice minister of Communication, Gabriela Alcón, the journalists' association requested that 'in compliance with the State's duty to investigate, judge and punish all perpetrators of crimes against journalists, she open an investigation to identify and punish those who try to discredit and intimidate journalist Gómez Vela.'


Almost two weeks ago, the Rimay Pampa news website, managed by Gómez Vela, denounced a corruption case involving the now ex-Minister Santos. [...] After the revelations, Santos resigned from office, and he was arrested on Tuesday [May 16] after delivering a statement before the Public Prosecutor's Office. The former minister remains in police custody awaiting a precautionary hearing."

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