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Bolivian news outlets attacked, threatened amid unrest as Morales resigns

November 11, 2019 12:12 PM ET

New York, November 11, 2019—Several news outlets in Bolivia were attacked or threatened and at least four had to temporarily cease broadcasting over the weekend, following weeks of uncertainty and protests over contested October 20 elections that led yesterday to President Evo Morales announcing his resignation....

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Bolivian camera operator injured by explosive amid post-election protests

November 5, 2019 3:50 PM ET

On October 31, 2019, Bolivian camera operator Daynor Flores Quispe was injured in an explosion while covering a protest in La Paz, the capital, according to news reports....

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Forced out of jobs and sidelined, Bolivia’s independent journalists see their audience slipping away

October 10, 2019 4:15 PM ET

Amalia Pando was once a ubiquitous presence on Bolivian radio and TV, hosting some of the country’s most popular news and political commentary programs. At age 66, she’s still at it, but her audience is a sliver of what it once was....

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Bolivia’s forest fires expose risks for environmental reporters

September 23, 2019 11:44 AM ET

When Pablo Ortiz, a veteran reporter for El Deber, the main daily in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, set off to cover massive forest fires, he didn’t realize how dangerous the assignment would be....

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Bolivian court restricts publication of poll showing tight re-election race for President Morales

September 17, 2019 1:12 PM ET

Bogotá, September 17, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal to restrict the dissemination of a public opinion poll, and urged authorities to allow journalists to report freely on elections....

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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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