Perú: At least 72 attacks against media recorded by ANP since start of political crisis

"The National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP), an IFJ affiliate, has recorded at least 72 cases of violations of the work of media and aggressions against journalists, amid the political and social crisis gripping the country. Among these assaults, was an attack by the police on photojournalist Aldair Mejía, working for EFE agency, who was first threatened and then shot in the leg. Since the outbreak of the protests that followed the dismissal of former president Pedro Castillo, 46 people have been killed. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the violence unleashed by the State against the population and against media workers, who are carrying out the indispensable work of exposing threats to democracy."

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