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Bolivia: Journalists demand police to stop attacks against reporters

"Journalists from the department of Santa Cruz, in Bolivia, gathered on Nov. 18 in front of Police Headquarters to condemn attacks by riot police against press workers while covering a civic strike that began on Oct. 22 in this region. A total of 20 cases of aggression against reporters from private and state media were […]

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Bolivia: News cameraman remains under arrest

"Bolivian cameraman and news editor Sebastián Méndez Sevilla, from the Facebook news program Noticias Villanas, has been behind bars for more than 48 hours on charges of aggravated robbery and criminal association. He was detained by the police, who also tried to incriminate him by planting a homemade explosive to justify his arrest. The incident […]

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In Bolivia, groups attack journalists, destroy their equipment ahead of march

"Groups allegedly related to the Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) attacked journalists this Friday [Nov. 11], destroyed press equipment and burned tires at the headquarters of the Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Services and Tourism of Santa Cruz (Cainco). This happened in the middle of the unlocking of the first and second rings of the Santa Cruz […]

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Bolivia: Journalist association rejects brutality against photojournalist from Correo del Sur

"A photojournalist for the newspaper Correo del Sur in the city of Sucre, Carlos Alberto Rodríguez, was beaten and his mobile phone was taken from him while he was recording the destruction of electoral material at the state university. The National Press Association (ANP, for its initials in Spanish) issued a statement of condemnation against […]

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Press organizations denounce 'brutal attack' on Bolivian journalist

"Journalist Mario Rocabado, of the Unitel television network, was in the municipality of La Guardia, neighboring the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia when a group that supports the census strike tried to unblock one of the several points that pro-government groups have cut off, which has prevented the passage of fuel and food to that […]

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Violent groups attack journalists covering protests in Bolivia, denounces Bolivian press association

"The violence used by 'grupos de choque' [violent groups sent to attack] against journalists, cameramen, photographers and media staff at blocking points during the civic strike in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra [Bolivia] was condemned by the National Press Association (ANP, by its acronym in Spanish), which rejected the premeditated actions to […]

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Bolivia: Prosecutor files fourth request to lift source secrecy

"Bolivian journalistic organizations unanimously rejected the request of the State Attorney General, Wilfredo Chávez, to lift source secrecy on the dissemination of a report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) having to do with extrajudicial executions in the Las Américas hotel, in April 2009. The National Press Association (ANP, by its Spanish acronym), which […]

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Bolivian press associations reject accusation against journalist Roberto Puma

"Bolivia's press associations rejected on Sept. 10 the accusation against a journalist who denounced the poor condition of school breakfasts in the southern department of Tarija, Bolivia. A mayor initiated legal proceedings against him, demanding he reveals his source. The National Association of the Bolivian Press (ANPB) and the Association of Journalists of La Paz […]

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Bolivian National Association of Journalists declares emergency due to attacks on press freedom

"The National Association of Journalists of Bolivia (ANPB, by its Spanish acronym) declared itself in a state of emergency, after the extraordinary national meeting that took place in Sucre. In the meeting, the ANPB rejected the violation of rights and also the 'intimidation and judicial and political persecution, as well as the economic suffocation of […]

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Bolivia: Daily Los Tiempos confirms denunciation of economic asphyxia to ‘force’ sale of the newspaper

"Executives of the publisher of the newspaper Los Tiempos of Cochabamba confirmed this Thurs., Aug. 11, their denunciation of a campaign of economic asphyxia and political pressure against the newspaper through 'frequent' and disproportionate tax and administrative controls, the imposition of fines and sanctions, the exclusion from state advertising and the harassment by a businessman […]