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Gang member gets 30 years for TV cameraman’s murder

Jonathan Martínez Castro, a “marero” (gang member) also known as “Budín,” was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a San Salvador court on 31 May for the (...)

Published on 6 June 2012 Read


Online newspaper awaits protection after being threatened

The staff of the San Salvador-based online newspaper El Faro are very worried about the threats they have been receiving in connection with a (...)

Published on 11 April 2012 Read


Mining company urged to condemn death squad threats against community radio journalists

Radio Victoria and the rural community that operates it, located in the northern department of Cabañas, have been the victim of threats and (...)

Published on 5 May 2011 Read


TV cameraman gunned down in bus near San Salvador

Alfredo Hurtado, 45, a cameraman employed by the privately-owned TV station Canal 33, was gunned down in bus in the town of Ilopango, near the (...)

Published on 26 April 2011 Read


Mixed feelings as court jails 11 people for Franco-Spanish filmmaker’s murder

Reporters Without Borders has mixed feelings about the guilty verdicts and sentences ranging from four to 30 years in prison that a court in San (...)

Published on 10 March 2011 Read


A year later, many arrests in Poveda murder but facts still unclear

A year has gone by since Christian Poveda, a French photojournalist, documentary filmmaker and politically-committed observer, was shot dead in a (...)

Published on 1 September 2010 Read


Another suspect arrested in investigation into filmmaker’s murder

The Salvadorean authorities have arrested another suspect in their investigation into the September 2009 murder of Christian Poveda, a (...)

Published on 10 May 2010 Read


After three environmentalists murdered, community radio threatened over its support for their cause

Reporters Without Borders is disturbed to learn that Radio Victoria, a community radio station in the northern department of Cabañas that has been (...)

Published on 8 January 2010 Read

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