Guatemala / 2008

CPJ alarmed by abduction of journalist in Guatemala

August 22, 2008 12:06 PM ET

We issued the following statement today in response to Thursday's abduction and subsequent release of Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora, a 1995 recipient of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award: "We are alarmed by the kidnapping and reported beating of José Rubén Zamora, president of the Guatemalan daily El Periodico....

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Gunshots fired at home of radio reporter

July 27, 2008 12:00 PM ET

JULY 27, 2008 Posted August 6, 2008 Edín Rodelmiro Maas Bol, Radio Punto ATTACKED Unidentified individuals fired gunshots at the home of journalist Edín Rodelmiro Maas Bol moments after he had entered the house in Cobán, Alta Verapaz province, the reporter told CPJ....

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CPJ condemns murder of Guatemalan journalist

May 12, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Jorge Mérida Pérez, a correspondent in Quetzatenango province for the national Guatemalan daily Prensa Libre. Mérida was shot to death in his home on Saturday afternoon. CPJ calls on the Guatemalan authorities to begin an immediate, thorough...

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Cameraman shot and reporter beaten while covering protests

May 9, 2008 12:00 PM ET

APRIL 9, 2008Posted May 9, 2008 Eduardo García, Telecentro 13 María Teresa López, Prensa Libre and Emisoras Unidas ATTACKED, HARRASED Protesters shot at García, a cameraman for the national television station Telecentro 13, while he was covering a demonstration of local residents in San Juan Alotenango, a small city 18...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Americas Snapshots

February 5, 2008 11:58 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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