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Journalists attacked in Argentina since 1992

  
Police officers are seen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 22, 2019. Journalist Diego Moranzoni recently received a death threat over his coverage of a murder in Buenos Aires. (Reuters/Joaquin Salguero)

Journalist receives death threats after reporting on murder in Argentina

Miami, February 25, 2020 — Argentine authorities should conduct a quick and transparent investigation into a death threat made against journalist Diego Moranzoni and his family, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A federal police motorcycle is seen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 16, 2018. Unidentified individuals recently shot at journalist Carlos Walker's home in Buenos Aires province. (RArgentine Ministry of Security/Handout via Reuters)

Unidentified individuals shoot journalist’s home in Argentina

Miami, January 30, 2020 — Argentinian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the shooting of the home of journalist Carlos Walker, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The Federal Justice building is seen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 27, 2019. Journalist Daniel Santoro has been summoned to appear before an Argentine federal court, which has already subpoenaed his phone records. (AFP/Juan Mabromata)

Argentine journalist Daniel Santoro summoned, phone records seized in extortion investigation

Miami, July 16, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over an Argentine court’s summons of journalist Daniel Santoro and urged authorities to respect the confidentiality of journalistic sources.

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A demonstration calling for LGBT rights in Trinidad and Tobago on April 12. Journalists covering LGBTQ issues say they often face retaliation for their work. (Reuters/Andrea de Silva)

Covering LGBTQ issues brings risk of threats and retaliation for journalists and their sources

To mark the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, CPJ spoke with journalists and news outlets based in Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, the U.S., Uganda, and Russia, about the challenges they face reporting on LGBTQ issues.

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Security forces in Misiones, Argentina, display seized packets of Marijuana, August 25, 2009. (Reuters/Handout)

Radio journalist shot four times in northern Argentina

Unidentified gunman shot a local radio host in the Argentine province of Misiones, on July 26, 2017, according to press reports and Argentine journalists.

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Journalists view the damage caused by a forced entry at the Argentine paper Tiempo Argentino on July 4. (AP/Victor R. Caivano)

Newspaper and radio station offices damaged during forced entry linked to ownership dispute

New York, July 6, 2016–Argentine authorities should investigate the forced entry and damage caused at the Buenos Aires offices of the newspaper Tiempo Argentino and radio station, Radio América, on July 4, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The newspaper was being run by a journalists’ collective after a dispute over ownership earlier this…

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Wife of Argentina reporter who denounced drug trafficking is raped

New York, December 15, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack Friday on the home of Argentine radio journalist Sergio Hurtado, who reported on drug trafficking. The journalist’s wife was raped in the attack in the town of San Antonio de Areco.

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Presidential candidate Daniel Scioli is surrounded by press on election day. A pro-government TV station erroneously declared him the winner despite the vote going to a runoff in late November. (AP/Enric Marti)

How Argentine broadcast law rewards friendly outlets and discriminates against critics

The moment polls closed for Argentina’s presidential election on October 25, the C5N cable news station breathlessly reported that ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli had triumphed and would succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is banned by the constitution from running for a third consecutive term.

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Journalist flees Argentina after reporting on prosecutor’s death

New York, January 26, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Argentine journalist Damián Pachter fled the country early Saturday out of concern for his safety, according to news reports. Pachter broke the news on January 18 that Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the 1994 terrorist attack on Jewish cultural center AMIA, had been…

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Argentine authorities raid news outlet and confiscate materials

New York, October 30, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Tuesday’s raid by Argentine police on the offices of La Brújula 24, a radio station and news website, in which the outlet’s journalistic materials were confiscated.

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