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Paraguay: Attorney General's Office promises to 'investigate' threats to journalists

"Members of the Roundtable for the Safety of Journalists [of Paraguay] met yesterday [July 4] with Attorney General Emiliano Rolón Fernández to express their concern about the possible lack of follow-up and information on recent cases of threats to journalists in the interior of the country. They also asked how the investigations of the murder […]

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Paraguay: Bill for protection of journalists and human rights defenders is presented

"Representatives of the Coordinadora de Derechos Humanos del Paraguay [Human Rights Coordinator of Paraguay or Codehupy, by its Spanish acronym] and the Sindicato de Periodistas del Paraguay [Paraguayan Journalists Union] presented [this Wednesday, April 26] in Congress a draft bill that seeks the establishment of an institution to ensure the safety of journalists and human […]

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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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Paraguay: Caritas Radio denounces threats against its work

"The Paraguayan radio station Radio Cáritas Universidad Católica 680 AM, dean of the radio in the country, denounced having been the victim of threats in recent days, allegedly due to information that generated 'uneasiness' in an unknown sector, according to what was reported on Tuesday (24.01.2023). This is what the general director of Radio Caritas, […]

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Paraguay: 8 out of 10 women communicators and journalists suffered sexual harassment during their careers, survey shows

"A survey that addresses the situation of women press workers, both communicators and journalists, indicates, according to preliminary data, that 60% say that they have been victims of sexual harassment at some point in their career. A total of 22.9% answered that they may have suffered sexual harassment and 17.1% answered that they had not. […]

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Paraguay: ABC Color newspaper director and reporter are convicted for defamation of a public official

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) disapproves the conviction of the editor and a journalist of the Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color, considering that it violates Inter-American principles on freedom of the press. The organization warned of the possible chilling effect of the ruling on investigative journalism. ABC Color editor Natalia Zuccolillo and journalist Juan Carlos […]

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Paraguay: I/A Court to deliberate on murder case of journalist Santiago Leguizamón

"The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, in its 154th Regular Period of Sessions, will deliberate for sentencing in the cases of Santiago Leguizamón and former prosecutor Alejandro Nissen Pessolani. In the case of journalist Santiago Leguizamón, after years without a response or justice, the complaint against the Paraguayan State in the case was presented to […]

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Paraguayan Union of Journalists condemns ruling in Leo Veras murder case

"The colleagues of the Union of Journalists of Paraguay (SPP, by its acronym in Spanish) denounced that 'the Sentencing Court formed by the judges Carmen Silva, as president, Mirna Soto González and Ana Aguirre, as members, absolved Waldemar Pereira Rivas -alias Cachorrão- of guilt and punishment for the murder of journalist Leo Veras, which occurred […]

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Freedom or bullets: 20 journalists silenced in Paraguay in 30 years

"The murder of radio broadcaster and journalist Humberto Coronel by a hit man in Pedro Juan Caballero, last Sept. 6, reopened the bleeding wound of the bullets that silenced the voices of journalism. Paraguay has 20 journalists and communicators murdered in the democratic era, in the course of 30 years. This is the figure of […]

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Journalist who reported death threats weeks ago is killed in northern Paraguay

"A journalist who had reported a death threat weeks earlier was murdered on Tuesday [Sept. 6] in front of the radio station where he worked in Pedro Juan Caballero, a violent city located in northeastern Paraguay on the border with Brazil, a police chief reported. A person dressed in black who was traveling on a […]