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Peruvian state TV and radio launch third news program hosted in an indigenous language

With little more than 80,000 inhabitants in Peru and part of Brazil, the Asháninka are the most numerous ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon. The National Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP, for its initials in Spanish) recently launched "Ashi Añane", an informative program in the Asháninka language, to give the culture a national platform. Read more »


Journalistic associations from seven Latin American countries form alliance to monitor freedom of expression in the region

United not only by cultural and geographical similarities, but also by the type of problems that their countries face politically, economically and socially, seven journalistic organizations have formed the Voces del Sur alliance to systematize the monitoring freedom of expression in their countries. Read more »


Peruvian media bring fact-checking to radios across the country with new segment to verify public discourse

One of Peru’s digital investigative journalism sites and its largest radio broadcasting company have teamed up to verify public discourse and share their findings across the country. Read more »


Archbishop sues Peruvian journalist for aggravated defamation

Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz was criminally denounced for aggravated defamation by the Archbishop of Piura and Tumbes, José Antonio Eguren Anselmi. The religious figure accuses Ugaz of having damaged his honor and reputation in seven tweets the journalist published on Jan. 20, 2018 about alleged sexual abuses and land trafficking allegedly committed by his ecclesiastical community. Read more »


Peruvian court declares law forbidding State from buying official advertising in private media as unconstitutional

With six votes in favor and one against, the Peruvian Constitutional Court annulled the law that prohibited the State from contracting state advertising with private media after declaring it unconstitutional, newspaper El Comercio reported. The law was approved by congress last June. Read more »


Former military officer and current candidate for mayor of Lima is acquitted in 1988 murder of Peruvian journalist

Former military officer Daniel Urresti, who is running for mayor of Lima on Oct. 7, was acquitted as co-author of the murder of journalist Hugo Bustios in 1988. Read more »


Peruvian journalists ask the IACHR to request the government adopt urgent protection measures for investigative journalists

The Peruvian journalistic site IDL-Reporteros, which in the middle of this year revealed a deep crisis in the country’s judicial system through the release of audio recordings of telephone leaks, asked the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) to demand that the government provide urgent protection measures for journalists and officials investigating the alleged acts of corruption. Read more »


Peruvian journalists file constitutional complaint for protection, say demands to reveal sources are “illegal"

Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti, director of IDL-Reporteros, and his colleague and cofounder Romina Mella, presented a constitutional complaint for protection before the Constitutional Court of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima, for the continuous and aggressive demands toward their news site. Read more »


Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti says he will not reveal his sources, ‘not in three, thirty or 300 days’

Updated (July 18): On July 15, Supreme Prosecutor for Internal Oversight Víctor Raúl Rodríguez Monteza excused himself from continuing to head the investigation of the audio recordings published by IDL-Reporteros and the news program Panorama, according to what the public prosecutor's office wrote on Twitter. The audio recordings point to alleged corruption among judges of the National Council of the Magistracy. Read more »


Peruvian Congress approves controversial law that prohibits State from buying official advertising in private media

The Peruvian Congress ratified Law 2133, which prohibits official advertising in private media outlets, during the night of June 14. Advocates say it will curb public spending, but critics say it is a form of indirect censorship against media. Read more »


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