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Peru: Far-right groups escalate violence against offices of IDL-Reporteros news outlet

"Two days after the publication of an investigation that stopped a campaign based on slanderous disinformation against news website IDL-R director, Gustavo Gorriti and newspaper La República director Gustavo Mohme, the ultra-right-wing groups known as 'La Pestilencia' [the Pestilence] violently attacked the offices of IDL-Reporteros on Friday night [May 5], which represented the fourth attack […]

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Mexico: Journalist is detained and then released after exposing abandoned government plant nursery

"Journalist Bertín Chino González was detained [on Thu. April 13] by the police of the municipality of San Luis Acatlán, in [the Mexican state of] Guerrero, after he posted a video of a desolate plant nursery that was part of the [President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's program of agroforestry in rural communities] Sembrando Vida (Sowing […]

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Mexico: Journalist Alain Albarrán is assaulted in Oaxaca

"Unidentified men assaulted Mexican journalist Alain Albarrán Granados on Thursday [April 6]. He covers issues of violence, particularly against women, in Oaxaca, in the south of the country. The reporter at the radio station La Poderosa 100.5 FM and the newspaper El Imparcial de Oaxaca was hit in the face and body as he was […]

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Journalist's vehicle set on fire in Coahuila, Mexico

"Journalist Fernando Rodríguez, a contributor to the Noticias Web digital news outlet in [the Mexican state of] Coahuila, reported that he was the victim of an attack in the early hours of Monday morning, April 3, when a man sprayed fuel on his vehicle and set it on fire. 'I thought it was a short […]

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Serious attacks on journalists in Brazil doubled in 2022

"Attacks against journalists [in Brazil] grew 23 percent in 2022, reaching 557 episodes. In 41.6 percent of the cases, at least one member of the Bolsonaro family was involved. These are some of the data revealed by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by its Portuguese acronym) in its annual report on two systematic […]

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Ecuador: Journalist Lenin Artieda was unharmed in attack with explosive device

"On Monday morning, March 20, 2023, journalist Lenin Artieda was the victim of an attack with explosives. It was learned that a sealed envelope arrived on Thursday, March 16 at the Ecuavisa television station's facilities. On Monday, the journalist proceeded to open and extract the content of the envelope. Inside the envelope, there was an […]

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Five journalists attacked while working in less than a week in Bolivia

"In one week, five journalists suffered attacks and threats while doing journalistic coverage [in Bolivia]. The National Association of Journalists of Bolivia (ANPB, by its Spanish acronym) and the Journalists Association of La Paz (APLP) denounced the violence that has started up again against journalists in the context of social protests in the country. Journalists […]

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Peruvian government creates protocol for journalists during protests, without journalists' involvement

“Last January, the Governmental Palace [of Peru] gathered with some journalistic unions to develop a ‘Protocol’ that would regulate journalistic coverage during protests, in the midst of several police attacks against reporters. Some [journalists] did not attend, others withdrew along the way, and just a few stayed to the end. Even so, the publication of […]

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Paraguay: One murder and 19 other cases of violence in 2022

"A total of 20 cases of violence against journalists and social communicators, including one murder, were registered in the year 2022, in addition to 3 cases of violence against the media, according to data collected by the Roundtable for the Safety of Journalists of Paraguay (MSP, by its Spanish acronym). Last year, Paraguay added one […]

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Journalist Paola Ugaz describes police aggressions against her and other colleagues while covering protests in Peru

"Journalist Paola Ugaz was assaulted last Sat., Feb. 4, by members of the Peruvian National Police (PNP) while covering another day of protests in downtown Lima. She told La República newspaper that other press members were also beaten by the agents, despite identifying themselves as journalists. 'This police is not the police of a democratic […]