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Peruvian journalist’s house is set on fire after reporting on local corruption

The house of a Peruvian journalist was burnt down on March 9 after two unknown men threw a fuse drenched with gasoline inside the building, the Journalists’ Association of Peru (ANP) said, according to news agency EFE. Read more »


Man allegedly confesses being paid to kill Peruvian journalist Luis Choy

Picture taken from the Facebook group ‘Justicia para Luis Choy’.

Suspect confesses to accepting money to kill Peruvian photojournalist Luis Choy

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

First months of 2013 have been "disastrous" for the press in Peru, says IPYS

The Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) said that the first months of 2013 have been "disastrous" for freedom of information in Peru, according to a report published by the organization on its website. According to IPYS, there have been 12 attacks so far this year, up from the same time in 2011 and 2012, when there were 9 and 10 attacks, respectively.  Read more »


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 »


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