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Clarín media group offices firebombed in Argentina

Miami, November 30, 2021 — Argentine authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent attack on the Clarín media group headquarters and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11 p.m. on November 22, a group of assailants threw several explosives into the Buenos Aires headquarters of the Clarín…

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Argentine court charges journalist Daniel Santoro with attempted extortion

Miami, April 22, 2021 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Argentine authorities to drop the latest criminal charge against investigative journalist Daniel Santoro, who has been subject to repeated legal harassment for at least two years. On April 19, Judge Luis Rodríguez from the Ninth Federal Criminal and Correctional Court charged Santoro,…

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Argentine newspaper office ransacked, journalist threatened following reporting on sexual assault

Miami, March 24, 2021 — Argentine authorities should immediately investigate the attack on the Río Negro daily newspaper and its staff, and threats to its journalist Luis Leiva, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday at about noon, a group of approximately 100 people entered Río Negro’s offices in…

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Journalists in Argentina’s Formosa province detained, harassed, and blocked from reporting

Since April 2020, authorities in Argentina’s northeastern Formosa province have harassed journalists covering the regional government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including through intimidation, brief detentions, and smear campaigns, according to journalists who spoke to CPJ, a statement by the Forum of Argentinian Journalism (FOPEA), a local free expression organization, and news reports. On April…

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Argentine municipal government files criminal complaint over journalist’s COVID-19 vaccine reporting

Miami, January 20, 2021— Argentine authorities should drop their criminal complaint against journalist Roberto Carrigall and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 13, the municipality of Quilmes, a city in Buenos Aires province, filed a criminal complaint to a federal court over Carrigall’s reporting on the municipal government’s…

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Argentine court charges journalist Daniel Santoro with illicit association, espionage

New York, October 21, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Argentine authorities to drop criminal charges against journalist Daniel Santoro and ensure criminal investigations do not threaten journalists’ ability to work. In a decision released this morning, Judge Alejo Ramos Padilla of the Federal Court of Dolores, in Buenos Aires province,…

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Argentinian radio journalist Luis Alberto Mancini assaulted after reporting on local corruption

Miami, September 21, 2020 — Argentinian authorities must investigate the assault on journalist Luis Alberto Mancini, find out whether it was related to his journalistic work, and prosecute his assailants, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 16 around 11 a.m., Mancini was violently attacked by two men while hosting his radio program, “Mano…

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Los servicios de inteligencia de Argentina espiaron al periodista Hugo Alconada Mon durante la gestión del presidente Macri

Miami, 18 de junio de 2020 – Las autoridades argentinas deben realizar una investigación exhaustiva sobre el espionaje a periodistas durante la gestión del Gobierno anterior, y hacer rendir cuentas a los responsables, declaró hoy el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por sus siglas en inglés). El 15 de junio, en el…

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Argentine intelligence services surveilled journalist Hugo Alconada Mon under Macri administration

Miami, June 18, 2020 – Argentine authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the surveillance of journalists under the previous presidential administration, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 15, at the Federal Court of Lomas de Zamora, judge Federico Villena presented evidence showing that Argentina’s Federal…

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Audit finds that Argentine intelligence services compiled files on hundreds of journalists

New York, June 16, 2020 – Argentine authorities should conduct a transparent and impartial investigation into allegations that intelligence agents compiled dossiers of journalists in 2017 and 2018, and should ensure that such programs are not conducted in the future, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 5, a federal prosecutor conducting an…

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