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Police raid Mayan radio station Xyaab’ Tzuultaq’a in eastern Guatemala

September 30, 2019 3:25 PM ET

Amsterdam, September 30, 2019 -- Guatemalan authorities should refrain from conducting raids on news outlets and allow the Xyaab’ Tzuultaq’a radio station to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Guatemala elections 2019: Journalist safety kit

May 6, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Guatemala is scheduled to hold presidential and congressional elections on June 16. The Knight Centre for Journalism in the Americas reported increased violence against the press during the country's 2015 elections. Journalists have told CPJ they are being attacked and harassed, especially online, over their coverage of corruption, or...

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Guatemalan minister uses law preventing violence against women to silence critical journalist

July 25, 2018 5:55 PM ET

A Guatemalan judge on July 17, 2018, approved a court order allowing a government official to sue journalist José Rubén Zamora for psychological violence and discrimination, and barring Zamora from writing about the official under a law created to prevent violence against women, according to a CPJ phone interview...

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Journalist, radio worker found dead in Guatemala

February 7, 2018 5:56 PM ET

New York, February 7, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the murders of a newspaper journalist and radio station worker, establish motives, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Guatemala arrests lawmaker accused of plotting 2 journalists' murders

January 16, 2018 4:40 PM ET

New York, January 16, 2018--The arrest of a lawmaker accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015 is an important step against impunity in Guatemala, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Guatemalan authorities arrested Congressman Julio Juárez Ramírez, who allegedly ordered the attack that killed Danilo...

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CPJ calls on Guatemala's attorney general to release immediately and drop all charges against Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales

December 13, 2017 11:57 AM ET

CPJ calls on Guatemala's attorney general to release immediately and drop all charges against Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales, a journalist currently detained in the province of Izabal.

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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana...

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Guatemalan journalist imprisoned after covering protests

November 17, 2017 4:10 PM ET

New York, November 17, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should immediately release community reporter Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Guatemalan journalist faces threats, intimidation

June 30, 2017 2:29 PM ET

New York, June 30, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should thoroughly investigate the threats against journalist Marielos Monzón, an investigative reporter and contributor to the newspaper Prensa Libre, and should ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Guatemalan TV journalist survives gunshot to head

June 21, 2017 3:37 PM ET

Two unidentified gunmen on June 14, 2017, shot Carlos Danilo Rodríguez Ixtecox, the owner and director of the local TV channel Multiviral Canal 19, in a small grocery store his family owns in Puerto Barrios, on Guatemala's Caribbean coast....

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