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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 […]

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Peru: Extremist group attacks IDL-Reporteros building

"This morning [Sat., Jan. 21, 2023], the premises of IDL-Reporteros and the Instituto de Defensa Legal (Legal Defense Institute or IDL) was the target of a new act of vandalism by a group of ultra-right-wing agitators, in yet another episode of the recent escalation of attacks promoted by the extremist group 'La Pestilencia [the stench].' […]

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Journalists were rammed by a vehicle while carrying out coverage in Peru

“Pedro Vaca, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), condemned this Sat. Jan. 6, the attempted murder of two journalists from the San Martin region [Peru], who were rammed by a van that chased them while carrying out news coverage in the province of Bellavista. Press and Society […]

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Brazil: Organizations condemn pro-Bolsonaro riots in Brasilia and attacks on the press

“The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by its Portuguese acronym) and the Association of Educational Journalists (Jeduca) condemn the invasion of the buildings of the National Congress, the Planalto and the Supreme Federal Court (STF) in Brasilia by criminals this Sun. Jan. 8, 2023. They also condemn the attacks on journalists who were simply […]

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Police attack journalists during coverage of protests in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

"The [television] network Unitel reported last Sun. Jan. 1, that, for a second time since the outbreak of social unrest in Santa Cruz [Bolivia], one of its journalists teams was attacked by police officers. Two days earlier, the National Press Association (ANP, by its Spanish acronym) issued a statement in which it demanded that the […]

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Argentina: Journalists' association condemns second attack on a TV channel in two weeks

"A new shooting attack at the offices of Televisión Litoral in the city of Rosario, Argentina -the second attack in two weeks- was condemned on Dec. 29, 2022 by the main news organizations in the country. This happened in the context of an environment of insecurity related to drug trafficking that affects the city. 'This […]

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Peru: 21 journalists are attacked amid political crisis

"The National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP, by its Spanish acronym) recorded, as of this Sun. Dec. 11, attacks on 21 journalists in Lima, Apurímac, Huaura, Arequipa, and Puno [in the midst of protests following the impeachment of president Pedro Castillo]. [...] Among the most serious incidents were the harassment of Analí Andrade, Carlos […]

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Jamaica: Reporters are attacked and threatened while covering a teachers' protest

"A man who physically and verbally attacked two media workers in [the neighborhood of] Homestead, St Catherine [in the city of Spanish Town, Jamaica] on Wed. Nov. 30 has been arrested and charged by the police. Michael Marlyn, a laborer, is charged with assault causing bodily harm and malicious destruction of property. Reports are that […]

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Bolivia registers 167 press freedom violations so far in 2022

"The Association of Journalists of La Paz (APLP, by its Spanish acronym) reported on Nov. 24, based on data collected by the Observatory of Human Rights Defenders UNITAS, that there were 167 violations of press freedom in the country so far this year, which exceeds the 73 recorded in all of 2021. Among the transgressions […]