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Decriminalization urged after suspended jail terms for two journalists

Reporters Without Borders today urged Peru to quickly decriminalize press offences after a court in the southern city of Arequipa passed two-year (...)

Published on 28 September 2011 Read


Three murder suspects arrested amid growing risk of pressure on investigators

There has been encouraging progress in the investigation into the 7 September murder of Canal 6 TV programme director Pedro Alonso Flores Silva (...)

Published on 20 September 2011 Read


Disturbing signal seen in third murder of a journalist this year

José Oquendo Reyes, an investigative TV reporter who covered local corruption, was gunned down as he was about to enter his home in Chincha, in (...)

Published on 16 September 2011 Read


Open letter urges incoming president to ensure that journalists no longer fear imprisonment

Mr. Ollanta Humala President of the Republic Government Palace, Lima, Peru Dear President Humala, Today you assume the office that the (...)

Published on 28 July 2011 Read


Amid witch-hunt before second round, candidates urged to keep press freedom promises

There is no clear front-runner in the presidential election run-off between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori that is due to take place on 5 June (...)

Published on 13 May 2011 Read


Journalist at odds with local authorities gunned down in northern city

Radio journalist Julio Castillo Narváez’s murder in Virú (in the northwestern department of La Libertad) on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, has cast (...)

Published on 5 May 2011 Read


La Voz de Bagua allowed to resume broadcasting after 14 months off the air

The Peruvian government has announced that Amazonian radio station La Voz de Bagua can finally resume broadcasting today after being closed for (...)

Published on 20 August 2010 Read


Call for defamation to be decriminalised following editor’s release

Provincial newspaper editor Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco was released from prison on 18 June on the orders of the supreme court in Lima after (...)

Published on 21 June 2010 Read

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