Guyana / Americas

Journalists attacked in Guyana since 1992

  

CPJ urges OAS not to weaken human rights system

Dear OAS Ministers of Foreign Affairs: Ahead of the assembly of the Organization of American States on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to oppose any attempts to debilitate the regional human rights system. The failure of member states to preserve the autonomy and independence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its special rapporteur on freedom of expression would make citizens throughout the hemisphere more vulnerable to human rights violations and represent a blow to democracy in the Americas.

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Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has suspended a TV station for four months. (Reuters)

Guyana president suspends television station

New York, October 6, 2011–Guyanese president Bharrat Jagdeo has suspended television station CNS6 from broadcasting for four months in the period leading up to the presidential elections, according to local news reports. The suspension stemmed from a May 4 broadcast that aired comments about a local bishop who is a close associate of the president,…

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Americas Snapshots

Attacks & developments throughout the region

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Americas Snapshots

Attacks & developments throughout the region

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Four slain, two wounded in vicious attack at Guyanese printing plant

New York, August 9, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a murderous attack against the Kaieteur News printing plant that came amid a series of violent episodes in Georgetown, Guyana’s capital, on Tuesday night. Masked assailants with automatic weapons killed four printing staff employees execution-style, the newspaper’s owner told CPJ today. A fifth printing plant…

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