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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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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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