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CPJ honors Guatemalan journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz with press freedom award

"The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) paid tribute Thursday to brave journalists from Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar by presenting them with CPJ’s 2021 International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) in New York. (...) The awardees recognized at the event included Mozambican investigative journalist Matías Guente, Guatemalan radio journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz, and Myanmar journalist and Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) founder Aye Chan […]

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Another edition of ForoCap is back, organized by Salvadoran media outlet El Faro

From Nov. 4 to 11, the series of conferences, events and journalistic workshops ForoCap 2021 will be held. They are organized by the investigative journalism site El Faro, from El Salvador. In this edition the events will be held from 3 countries, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, with face-to-face and virtual access. "You will be […]

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Journalist's residence in Guatemala raided

"[During the State of Siege issued by the El Estor municipality, in Izabal, Guatemala] one of the inspection and registration raids was carried out at the residence of Juan Bautista Xol, a correspondent for Prensa Comunitaria. The National Civil Police denied that the journalist has been detained According to the institution's spokesman, Jorge Aguilar, Bautista […]

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Guatemalan journalist says government is fabricating a case against him

"Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora, president and founder of the morning newspaper elPeriódico, denounced this Tuesday [Oct. 19] before the general public that the head of the Executive, Alejandro Giammattei, together with the attorney general and head of the public prosecutor's office, Consuelo Porras, 'are fabricating' a case against him to incarcerate him. Zamora, one […]

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Guatemalan journalist is among next ten fellows selected by Reuters Institute at Oxford University

"Ten journalists from around the world are beginning their Journalist Fellowship at the Reuters Institute in October 2021. During their time in Oxford, they will explore the future of journalism through seminars, networking, a personal project of relevance to them, and most importantly through learning from one another's experiences, challenges and strategies to solve them. […]

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IAPA rejects investigation of elPeriódico ordered by Guatemalan Supreme Court

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) rejects the order of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) of Guatemala to investigate the newspaper elPeriódico for publishing a document on alleged acts of corruption in public administration. The organization claims the CSJ must investigate the integrity of the complaint, not the whistleblowers. On September 27, the CSJ […]

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Court dismisses sedition charges against Indigenous Guatemalan journalist

"On Friday [Sept. 3], a Guatemalan court dismissed charges against Indigenous journalist Anastasia Mejía for sedition and attack with specific aggravations, in a case fueled by a mayor in the north of the country. With the resolution of the case, described by international organizations as an attack on press freedom, the communicator was released from […]

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Guatemala: President of Congress denies journalist from 'elPeriódico' access to press conference

"The president of the [Guatemalan] Congress, Allan Rodríguez, today denied the entry of elPeriódico journalist, Enrique García, to his office where the congressman would have spoken about the 2022 budget project. Rodríguez invited a group of journalists to his office to answer questions about the budget project, but indicated that only 'decent' media could enter […]

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Guatemalan journalists association condemns 'judicial harassment' against La Hora

“This Friday [Aug. 28], the Guatemalan journalistic association condemned the ‘judicial harassment’ suffered by the local newspaper La Hora, whose directors have been criminally accused of violence against women by the official Alejandra Carrillo. The Association of Journalists of Guatemala (APG, for its acronym in Spanish) indicated in a press release that it 'repudiates' the […]

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Social communicator who received threats is killed in Guatemala

"Communicator Pedro Alfonso Guadrón Hernández was assassinated on the night of Friday, June 30, in Chiquimula. Guadrón broadcast news information from the region and at the national level on the Facebook page Concepción Las Minas Mi Tierra. [...] According to the [Association of Journalists of Guatemala], the young man had already received death threats and […]