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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 »


Peruvian Congress may approve bill prohibiting state advertising in private media

This week, the Plenary of the Peruvian Congress may approve a controversial law that prohibits state advertising in private media. Read more »


Book on treatment of journalistic sources gathers testimonies of 20 recognized Ibero-American journalists

The recent book “Háblame de tus Fuentes” (Talk to me about your sources) is a reflection on the relationship between the journalist and their flesh-and-blood sources. The research, which began six years ago, gathers experiences and lessons from 20 leading investigative journalists from Latin America and Spain. Read more »


Peruvian Congress assesses bill that would prohibit private media from receiving state advertising

The Permanent Commission of the Peruvian Congress is evaluating a new bill that attempts to restrict state advertising only to national media and social networks. Private media would no longer receive state advertising. Read more »


Peruvian investigative journalism site launches initiative to promote use of transparency law among journalism students

In its two years of existence, Peruvian site Convoca has produced investigative reports based on the law of transparency and access to information that were internationally awarded and even motivated a legislative change in Peru. Now, Convoca will use its expertise to help train the next generations of investigative journalists who will monitor those in power in the country. Read more »


Peruvian judiciary decides in favor of journalist dismissed for refusing to read advertisements

The Peruvian Judiciary decided in favor of Perla Berríos in a lawsuit over harassment suffered by the journalist while working at the network Latina, magazine Caretas reported on Aug. 17.

According to the journalist, she was dismissed for refusing to read advertisements between news items, which also led to a period of harassment at work that was recognized by the Peruvian courts. Read more »


Prosecutor accuses former Peruvian Minister of the Interior of being co-author of murder of journalist in 1988

Daniel Urresti, former general and former Minister of the Interior during the government of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, was accused by prosecutor Luis Landa of being the co-author of the 1988 murder of journalist Hugo Bustíos. The prosecutor made this declaration during the current trial against Urresti and asked for 25 years in prison for the former general, newspaper La República reported. Read more »


Journalists from 11 countries join efforts for website covering the Lava Jato corruption scandal

A political scandal that transcends borders, such as Operation Car Wash –the network of corruption and money laundering that originated in Brazil and involves politicians and businessmen from several countries– requires cross-border, collaborative and persistent journalistic work. Read more »


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