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Topic “Peru”

Peruvian Attorney General asks journalist to reveal his sources

The Attorney General of Peru has asked a journalist to reveal the source for his latest story, said the website Crónica Viva.  Carlos Ampuero Ferrerira, from the newspaper La Región, received the request from the Attorney General of the province of Maynas, added the website. Read more »


Peruvian broadcaster taken off air by fire, blames mayor

The transmission center of a Peruvian radio station ceased broadcasting after a fire that caused approximately $5,800 in damages, said the news portal Ifex.  This is the second attack in 15 days against the Paraíso de Olmos radio station, whose administrator linked the attack to the mayor of the town, located in the northern department of Lambayeque, added Ifex. Read more »


Killing of photojournalist provokes debate on insecurity in Peru

Photo of Luis Choy. Source: Facebook group, "Justicia para Luis Choy."

Journalists and media outlets are the most influential Tweeters in Peru

Media organizations and journalists top the list of the most influential Twitter users in Peru, according to a report done by the analysis firm Quantico Trends and published Feb. 4.  Among the Top 20 most influential Tweeters are 14 users who are considered media organizations or journalists. Read more »


Peruvian journalist stabbed after leaving TV station


By Megan Smith*

Nixon Solórzano Bernales, host of a TV program dedicated to informing citizens of public safety issues in the Cajamarca region of northern Peru, was attacked and stabbed as he left the television station on Jan. 14, according to the Press and Society Institute (or IPYS in Spanish). Read more »


IPYS condemns change in law that classifies national security information in Peru

​The Institute for Press and Society, IPYS, described a recent change in the legislative decree that regulates the National Defense System as a "serious attack" on the right to access information, freedom of expression and transparency. Read more »


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