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Bolivian radio journalist under house arrest, facing charges after covering protest

September 5, 2017 5:45 PM ET

Bogotá, September 5, 2017--Bolivian authorities must drop charges against a radio journalist arrested while covering a violent demonstration last week in the capital city of La Paz, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bolivian president's criminal defamation suit threatens press freedom

August 4, 2016 5:51 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2016 - Bolivian President Evo Morales should immediately drop a criminal defamation suit against a journalist that could have a chilling effect on press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Bolivian criminal court justice René Delgado announced yesterday that he...

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Bolivian officials threaten journalists with jail

June 16, 2016 5:33 PM ET

Bogotá, June 16, 2016 - Enraged over press coverage of a government influence-peddling scandal that helped crush President Evo Morales's reelection hopes, high-ranking Bolivian officials are lashing out at the country's independent media and demanding that journalists be sent to prison....

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Radio reporter arrested after covering protest

July 31, 2015 10:06 AM ET

Juan Carlos Paco Veramendi, a reporter for the Potosí-based Radio Líder, was arrested on July 24, 2015, and held for five days, according to local journalists and press reports....

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Two Bolivian journalists threatened after reporting on police scandals

March 27, 2015 2:05 PM ET

Bogotá, March 27, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns death threats that, according to CPJ interviews and news reports, were made against two Bolivian TV journalists investigating police corruption in central Cochabamba state, and calls on authorities to bring those responsible to justice....

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How Bolivia's vice president used media to control his image--and that of the government

October 20, 2014 5:12 PM ET

Álvaro García Linera's savvy use of the media helped him make the leap from Marxist guerrilla to vice president of Bolivia. But critics contend that as the country's second-highest elected official, García Linera is now using his substantial power to manipulate and control the Bolivian news media....

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Bolivia's president and state-run TV skip presidential election debate

October 7, 2014 5:45 PM ET

President Evo Morales wasn't the only no show at Bolivia's lone presidential debate in the run-up to this Sunday's election. State-run Bolivia TV, which has provided live coverage of every presidential debate since the late 1980s, also ignored the September 28 candidate forum....

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Journalist investigates Bolivia's 'silent campaign' for editorial control

September 25, 2014 4:16 PM ET

At a bizarre news conference in April, Bolivia's Communications Minister Amanda Dávila claimed that journalist Raúl Peñaranda, who was born in Chile, represented a dangerous "beachhead" for Chilean interests trying to deny landlocked Bolivia access to the Pacific....

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Bolivian government gangs up on Página Siete

September 11, 2013 6:07 PM ET

Bolivia's loss of territory along the Pacific coast during a 19th-century war with Chile remains an extremely sensitive issue in the landlocked nation. Every March 23, patriotic "Day of the Sea" ceremonies mark the calamity, which Bolivia hopes to reverse through a lawsuit filed this year against Chile at the International...

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CPJ condemns ransacking of radio station in Bolivia

May 28, 2013 3:00 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, May 28, 2013--An attack on a community radio station in central Bolivia constitutes a politically motivated attempt to censor its news coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today as it called on authorities to investigate and apprehend the attackers....

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