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Latin American journalists investigating the Panama Papers suffer criticism and retaliation

While journalists in Ecuador who were part of the global journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers are facing a “campaign of harassment” led by the country’s President Rafael Correa and his followers, in Peru and Panama, the most adverse reactions have come f Read more »


Peruvian media launch Perúleaks, a platform for submitting anonymous complaints

Joining the ranks of anonymous whistleblower platforms that have emerged around the world in recent years, eight media and nonprofit organizations have launched an online platform enabling Peruvian citizens to leak information to journalists.

Perúleaks, an "independent platform for citizen-leaked information and transparency," was launched on March 29 in Lima. The site provides a secure environment for sending evidence of crimes and offenses to be investigated by the participating organizations. Read more »


Three Latin American countries among deadliest for journalists in 2014

Paraguay, Brazil and Mexico placed in the top 20 deadliest countries for journalists in 2014, according to a special year-end report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

The database numbers provided by CPJ tally the deaths of journalists in which the motive for the killing was directly work-related.   Read more »


Press advocates call for thorough investigation into killing of young Peruvian journalist


By Christina Noriega and Hector Perez

Despite the comments of a senior Peruvian police official who said the killing of 22-year-old Lima reporter Fernando Raymondi was not motivated by his coverage of organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption, local journalists and international press freedom advocates continue to call for a thorough investigation of the shooting. Read more »


Peruvian general is under investigation for death of journalist during internal war in 1988

The criminal investigation of Peru’s Minister of the Interior for the death of a journalist in 1988 serves as a reminder that the Andean nation still lives and deals with the effects of an internal war that ravaged the country in the late twentieth century.

Whether retired General Daniel Urresti, who President Ollanta Humala named Minister of the Interior in June of this year, will face trial for the 1988 murder of journalist Hugo Bustíos hinges on the decision of the chief prosecutor in Lima.  Read more »


In 2014, Peruvian journalists have been attacked or harassed once every four days, report says

Between January and April 2014, 47 attacks against journalists and media outlets took place across different cities in Peru, according to a recent report by the human rights office of Peru's National Association of Journalists (ANP). In average, a journalist was a victim of attacks, threats or judicial persecution once every four days.  Read more »


Bomb detonates in front of Peruvian journalist’s home


A bomb planted by an unknown men detonated in front of a home belonging to Peruvian journalist Yofré López Sifuentes in the early hours of Tuesday April 22, according to the daily La República. Read more »


On 10th anniversary of Peruvian journalist‘s killing, IAPA calls Supreme Court to solve case

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) asked Peru’s Supreme Court to clear up the murder of radio journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández and to bring those who ordered the crime to justice. Read more »


Fujimori reviewed content of anti-opposition newspapers before publishing, witness says

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) received the headlines and contents of the country's infamous tabloid newspapers known as "prensa chicha" before they were published, according to recent testimony heard at Fujimori's most recent trial over accusations that his government financed the newspapers in hope of boosting his 2000 election campaign. Read more »


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