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Peruvian Supreme Court reduces sentences for death squad members guilty of killing journalist in 1992

A chamber of the Peruvian Supreme Court decided to reduce the sentences of many members of the death squad, known as Grupo Colina that was active during the 90s in Peru, nullifying sentences for crimes against humanity in several cases, including the killing of journalist Pedro Yauri, reported the news outlet BBC Mundo. Read more »


Arrested Peruvian journalist freed after nearly three months in prison

On Tuesday, July 10, Peruvian journalist Rudy Palma was released from prison where he was held for two-and-a-half months after allegedly illegally hacking into the emails of public officials, reported the newspaper Perú21. Read more »


Numerous Peruvian journalists attacked in just two days

Numerous journalists in Peru have been attacked in recent days. On Wednesday, July 4, police attacked at least five journalists who were covering the state of emergency declared in the region of Cajamarca, in the northern part of the country, where violent anti-mining strikes persist, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »


Peruvian journalist brutally attacked after criticizing mayor

A Peruvian journalist was hospitalized after being brutally attacked in the province of Calca, department of Cuzco, after criticizing the local mayor, whom the journalist blamed for the attack, reported the news outlet Enlace Nacional. Read more »


Another Peruvian journalist sentenced for defamation

On Wednesday, June 6, the National Association of Journalists of Peru reported that on May 24, a judge from the department of Ancash emitted a sentence against a journalist for alleged defamation of a public official of the province. The sentence was suspended as long as the journalist follows certain rules, including "rectifying" damages within 15 days. Read more »


Peruvian journalist attacked, temporarily kidnapped

On Wednesday, June 6, the National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP in Spanish) reported the temporary kidnapping and attacks that a Peruvian journalist suffered on May 27 by a large group of protesters against the Swiss mining company Xstrata in the province of Espinar, in Cuzco, reported the news agency EFE. Read more »


Two Peruvian journalists sentenced to two years in prison for alleged defamation

On Tuesday, June 5, two Peruvian journalists were sentenced to two years in prison and fined to pay more than $22,000 each to the former Interior Minister, Antonio Ketín Vidal Herrera, who accused the journalists of "alleged defamation" on January 12, 2011, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »


In just two days, a wave of attacks and threats against journalists occur throughout Peru

According to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish), between Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday May 31, a wave of journalists were attacked and threatened all across Peru,the majority of them while they were trying to cover different protests throughout the country. Read more »


Peruvian journalist shot, another threatened after criticizing local mayor

A Peruvian journalist was shot in the leg by an unknown person while the journalist was about to start his work at a radio show in the city of Cutervo, and another journalist of the same city said he received death threats, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish). The two cases are linked by criticism made by the journalists against the local mayor, Raúl Pinedo Vásquez, added the IPYS. Read more »


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