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Topic “Peru”

Media group El Comercio to control 78% of Peru’s newspaper market


Following the purchase of 54% of the shares of the printing and marketing branch of Empresa Periodística Nacional S.A. ( Epensa in Spanish), publishing company El Comercio has become the largest media owner in the country. Will the move have an impact on journalism and freedom of expression in Peru? Read more »


Two journalists in Peru fear for their lives after being filmed and photographed by stranger


Two TV journalists in Peru revealed they were photographed and filmed on June 21 near the television station Canal 15 UCV Satelital in the northern city of Trujillo, according to a statement by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS). Read more »


Peruvians demand their president not negotiate away their online rights

Peruvian civil society organizations like Hiperderecho, a partner organization with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, are organizing an online campaign to collect signatures demanding that the country's president, Ollanta Humala Tasso, establish clear, "non-negotiable" points during the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations with the United States and other Pacific nations that could affect Peruvians' access to the Internet, among other issues.  Read more »


Daily News Digest: Peruvian NGOs call on president to protect citizens' digital rights over copyright enforcement

Peruvian non-profits have launched a campaign asking President Ollanta Humala Tasso to ensure that Peruvians' digital rights are respected during the next Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting in Lima, which aims to set international agreements on online copyright enforcement. Read more »


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."

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