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Reports on executions, violence and trafficking take home the Latin American Investigative Journalism Award

The 14th Latin American Investigative Journalism Award honored works that uncovered extrajudicial executions in Mexico, violent conflicts over land and timber in Brazil and the trafficking of cultural heritage throughout the region. Read more »


Journalist killed in Peru during radio broadcast

Hernán Choquepata Ordoñez, Peruvian journalist from La Ribereña radio station, was broadcasting music for his program “Habla el pueblo” (“The town speaks”) when unidentified men entered the booth and gave him a beating that ended up taking his life on Nov. 20, reported newspaper La República. Read more »


Missing Peruvian journalist is located in good health; disappearance unrelated to journalistic work

Update (Oct. 27): A young Peruvian journalist who had been reported missing since Oct. 24 has been located in good health. Convoca, the news site where he works, said Aramís Castro Ramos' temporary disappearance was unrelated to his journalistic work. Read more »


Ojo Público and RSF join forces to monitor media concentration in Peru

With the goal of producing an investigative report and a public information database, Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público and international organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its acronym in French) have launched a project to monitor ownership of the most important media outlets in the Andean country. Read more »


Judge dismisses complaint by Supreme Court judge against Peruvian media outlet Ojo Público

 

The Directorate General for Personal Data Protection (DGPDP for its acronym in Spanish) of the Ministry of Justice dismissed Justice Javier Villa Stein’s complaint against Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público for publishing a report on his financial and real estate assets. Read more »


Court annuls defamation sentence against Peruvian journalist 'Rafo' León

A Peruvian court annulled the conviction of Rafael Léon Rodríguez, a Peruvian journalist who was sentenced on May 3 for aggravated defamation, La República reported. The original sentence carried a one-year suspended prison term and a payment of 6,000 nuevo soles (about US $1,800) in civil damages. Read more »


Peruvian journalists release book of investigative research tools in the era of massive data

Update (Aug. 30, 2016): A digital version of "The Swiss Army Knife for Journalists" is now available online in Spanish and English. An interactive version in Spanish is also online. Read more »


Peruvian judge overturns defamation conviction against journalist in case involving former president


By Teresa Mioli and Paola Nalvarte

 

The defamation conviction against a Peruvian journalist who was accused by former President Alan García Pérez has been overturned. Read more »


Ojo Público: Law on Personal Data Protection should not be used to censor journalists in Peru

The main objective of the creation of the Law on Personal Data Protection– enacted on July 11, 2013 and effective in all of its rules since May 8, 2015 – was to protect the personal data of those who feel vulnerable by its publication, like its comercial use by private companies, up to achieving the removal of news related to information in question from the internet. Read more »


Peruvian journalists are criminally denounced by the government for allegedly revealing state secrets

The news team of the Sunday newscast Panorama was criminally charged by the Peruvian Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi after publishing a official secret documents that allegedly show evidence of embezzlement of resources of the Army Intelligence Service. Read more »


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