"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned attacks against journalists and media outlets in Peru that cover social demonstrations in the context of the volatile political situation in the country. The institution urged the authorities to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the violence.
On Dec. 12, a TV Peru news crew was attacked while covering a live link in the city of Ica. Reporter Alí Ayala said that the demonstrators destroyed the video camera and recording equipment and tried to rob them. On the same day, the headquarters of América TV and Panamericana Televisión were attacked in Lima, and a vehicle of radio Exitosa was damaged, and its driver assaulted.
The Peruvian Press Council (CPP, by its Spanish acronym) said that other news outlets attacked include Antena TV, ATV, Huaura Digital Noticias, Latina, La República, NTN 24, PBO, Radio Máxima, Radio Las Vegas, Radio Stereo, and RPP.
The demonstrations began last Dec. 9 in protest against the arrest of the ousted president Pedro Castillo and to demand the resignation of the new president, Dina Boluarte, to push for the closure of Congress and to order general elections and constitutional reform."