International community expresses solidarity with Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti after prosecutor's office opens investigation

"The Peruvian Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation against the prosecutors of the Lava Jato Special Team, Rafael Vela and José Domingo Pérez, and journalist Gustavo Gorriti and has ordered them to hand over the phones used between Jan. 2016 and April 2021, in a full investigation of the Odebrecht case in that country. The […]

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Gustavo Gorriti, director of IDL-Reporteros, denounces that Peruvian prosecutor's office criminalizes journalism after opening investigation against him

"The Supreme Prosecutor's Office [of Peru] has initiated a controversial preliminary investigation against Gustavo Gorriti, renowned director of IDL-Reporteros, which has generated an intense debate about freedom of expression and the rights of journalists in the country. Under the direction of the provisional supreme prosecutor Alcides Chinchay, in charge of the Second Transitory Supreme Prosecutor's […]

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Journalism organizations and freedom of expression groups release statement in support of Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti

Ten journalism organizations and freedom of expression groups, led by the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute in the U.S., released a joint statement "responding to the potential for legal action against renowned Peruvian investigative journalist Gustavo Gorriti, founder of IDL-Reporteros." "We are alarmed by the misuse of the Peruvian legal […]

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Peruvian National Police announce legal actions against newspaper La República for publishing cartoon critical of the institution

“On Jan. 30, 2024, the Peruvian National Police issued a statement rejecting a caricature by comedian Carlos Tovar 'Carlín,' published in the newspaper La República, and that criticizes the institution showing three police officers, describing two as them as 'criminals.' […] The letter announces that in light of the incident, the attorney general's office in […]

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Peru: ANP pays tribute to journalists murdered in Uchuraccay 41 years ago

The National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP for its acronym in Spanish) is carrying out a series of commemorative activities on Jan. 25 and 26 in honor of the journalists murdered in the case known as the Uchuraccay Massacre 41 years ago. “Throughout the country, we will gather to pay tribute to the martyrs, […]

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IAPA condemns espionage against journalists in Peru

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the espionage of journalists in Peru, ordered by the authority of the Attorney General's Office with the intention of criminalizing the press, according to reports published in the local press. […] Journalist and editor with La República newspaper, César Romero, and his family, as well as columnist and […]

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Peru registers record number of attacks on journalists in 2023

"Peruvian journalists suffered 352 attacks and assaults in 2023, a year marked by violent protests against President Dina Boluarte, the National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP, for its acronym in Spanish) reported on Wednesday, [Jan. 3]. [...] According to the report, the 2023 figure is the highest recorded so far this century with 352 […]

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Court acquits men accused of killing journalist Pedro Flores in Peru in 2011

"The First National Transitory Superior Criminal Court Specialized in Organized Crime [of Peru], presided over by Perú Valentín Jiménez La Rosa, resolved to acquit the defendants in the death of journalist Pedro Flores Silva, a crime that occurred in September 2011. The acquitted are Marco Rivero Huertas, Antonio Azalde Lluen, Miguel Becerra Pérez, Bladimir Castillo […]

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Peru: Journalist and his family receive death threats

"On Nov. 26, while a story was being broadcast on the show Punto Final on Latina TV, a journalist of the Peruvian channel's team was threatened with death via Whatsapp messages. The story uncovered a mafia dedicated to hacking the database of the Ministry of Education to create false certificates of high school completion. The […]

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Peruvian Journalists Association demands justice for reporters injured in 2020 protests

"Peru's National Association of Journalists (ANP, by its Spanish acronym) demanded justice for the 40 journalists injured, two of them seriously, during the 2020 anti-government demonstrations, and that the State guarantee that 'these abuses' will not be repeated, in a statement shared this Tuesday [Nov. 14] on social media. 'No one responsible has been sanctioned! […]