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Topic “Peru”

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 »


Journalist working for human rights commission in Peru is threatened and extorted

A Peruvian journalist working in the area of human rights received two phone calls with death threats and an envelope with four bullets on Oct. 4, according to the Press and Society Institute, or IPYS. The relatives of Rosario Huayanca Zapata, who works for the Human Rights Commission of Ica (in the south-central region of the country), received the phone calls, while the envelope was found at her work. Read more »


Peruvian Congress seeks to criminalize "irregular" Internet use after journalist arrested for e-mail hacking

The case of Peruvian journalist Rudy Palma, who served two months in jail for hacking into the e-mail of government officials, has started a national debate in the South American country over how to regulate information technology without threatening other liberties, according to the newspaper La República. Read more »


Peruvian authorities confiscate copies of magazine accused of supporting armed group Shining Path

The Peruvian prosecutor's office raided a bookstore on Aug. 24 in Lima and confiscated copies of a magazine accused of advocating for the armed Peruvian group Shining Path, according to the news portal Terra. Read more »


Advocates argue information crimes bills threaten freedom of expression in Peru

Troubled by the introduction of bills that would create information crimes in Peru, the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) and several other international organizations penned an open letter to the Peruvian Congress regarding the right to freedom of information, reported the newspaper Perú21 on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Read more »



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