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Peru: New government takes office after electoral process that saw 71 attacks on journalists and media

“During the 2021 electoral process, 71 attacks on journalists and the media were registered by the Human Rights Office of the National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP, for its acronym in Spanish). Said registry covers attacks that occurred from January to Monday, July 19, the date on which the president-elect, Pedro Castillo Terrones, was […]

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In 2020, 13 countries reported 3,350 attacks against journalists and media: Voces del Sur

"The Voces del Sur (VDS) network presented the Shadow Report 2020  that compiles alerts related to violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information that occurred in 13 Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. [...] The regional results […]

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National Association of Journalists of Peru condemns attacks on journalists during demonstration

“The National Association of Journalists of Peru condemns the attacks on journalists during a demonstration of Fujimori sympathizers in the streets of downtown Lima on Wednesday, July 14, in the afternoon and evening. In this protest, members of the self-styled group 'La Resistencia' attacked Fátima Chávez of Canal N; Anghela Torres, Karina Reynafarge Herrada, Ronald […]

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In five Latin American countries, COVID-19 responses restrict press freedom, CPJ, TrustLaw find

"In Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, and Peru, emergency measures in response to COVID-19 restricted the media’s capacity to report freely and the public’s ability to access information, including critical information about public health interventions and the pandemic itself, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw program found. The report, […]

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Peruvian Foreign Press Association repudiates harassment of correspondents

"The Peruvian Foreign Press Association (APEP, for its acronym in Spanish), an organization with more than 50 years of history and almost eighty members, has repudiated what it considered a campaign of 'systematic harassment and defamation' against some of its members. In a statement, it highlights the cases of Jacqueline Fowks, a contributor to this […]

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In Peru, América TV fires journalists who denounced censorship

"In the absence of a few minutes for the closing of the vote count for the second round [of presidential elections], and after a group of journalists denounced censorship by the news director of América TV and Canal N to report against Pedro Castillo, the executives of the television houses separated [a number of] communicators […]

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Former Peruvian presidential candidate sues journalist for US $26 million

"[In Peru], former presidential candidate and leader of the Alliance for Progress (APP, for its acronym in Spanish), César Acuña, sued the journalist and author of the book 'Plata como cancha,' Christopher Acosta, for alleged defamation. Likewise, he demanded the payment of civil compensation of 100,000,000 soles (about US $26 million) for allegedly having 'damaged […]

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Peruvian prosecutor threatens journalistic outlet Ojo Público with seizure of Panama Papers documents

“The anti-money laundering prosecutor [of Peru] Yovana Mori García, appointed as the person in charge of the Panama Papers Case in 2016, threatened Ojo Público with resorting to the Judiciary to request the seizure of documents related to the journalistic investigation into the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which originated as a collaborative effort led by […]

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Molotov cocktails explode against Peruvian journalist's vehicle

"In the early morning of April 14, unknown persons detonated a Molotov cocktail against the car of journalist Roberto Sánchez Mamani, of La Estación radio in Tacna, a region in the south of the country. The incident happened at the door of the radio station where Sánchez works."   Read original article (in Spanish)