Guatemalan journalist Jovanna García attacked while covering anti-government protest

  • Source: CPJ
  • December 7, 2020

“On November 28, a man participating in an anti-government demonstration in Guatemala City hit Jovanna García, a journalist with the online outlet Ruda, with an iron pole in her clavicle and shoulder and called her an “infiltrated feminist,” according to a report by IM-Defensoras, a regional human rights group, and Ruda editor-in-chief Quimy de León, who spoke with CPJ via phone.

‘Guatemalan authorities must ensure that journalists can cover protests freely without harassment or threats to their personal safety,’ said CPJ South and Central Americas program coordinator Natalie Southwick, in New York. ‘Authorities must thoroughly investigate the attack on Jovanna García and hold the perpetrator to account.’”


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