On the 29th anniversary of the killing of eight journalists in the community of Uchuraccay, Peru, the National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP in Spanish) criticized a bill known as the "Mordaza Law," which they consider a restriction of press freedom in the Andean country.
Jailed Cuban journalist José Antonio Torres is facing 10 years in prison for corruption charges, according to the website Observatorio Crítico Desde Cuba.
Despite Peruvian President Ollanta Humala's campaign promise to decriminalize press crimes, the number of jail and probation sentences against journalists continue to rise in the Andean nation, Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) claimed on Jan. 5.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, a Peruvian journalist was sentenced to two years in prison for defamation, reported the newspaper La Primera.
Journalists from a local Peruvian newspaper received death threats after publishing an article recommending dialogue to solve an on-going conflict over the proposed gold-and-copper Conga mining project in the northwestern Cajamarca.
The Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) reported that 14 journalists had been attacked while covering an eight-day miners' strike in Peru.
The offices of the Peruvian newspaper El Sol de los Andes in the city of Huancayo, in central Peru, were attacked by a mob protesting the newspaper's publication of stories linking police with criminal groups, according to the newspaper Crónica Viva.
The host of a television news program in the province of Ucayali, in the eastern Amazonian region of Peru, received a death threats over the phone from a prison in the capital, Lima, reported the Press and Society Institute.
A Peruvian journalist from the newspaper La República was shot and robbed Saturday night, Nov. 5, as he was leaving his home, reported the newspaper Correo.
A tourism business owner in the Amazonian region of Peru burst into a church threatening the Catholic radio station Ucamara in the city of Nauta to stop interfering in his business, reported the Press and Society Institute.