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Journalists killed in Paraguay since 1992

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Paraguayan judge releases drug trafficker who had planned to kill journalist

September 11, 2017 3:29 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of Paraguayan journalist Cándido Figueredo Ruiz following the release from prison of an alleged drug trafficker who had previously planned to kill him....

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Police attempt to remove Paraguayan journalist's security detail

September 8, 2016 1:26 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of Cándido Figueredo following an attempt by Paraguayan police to withdraw his security detail....

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CPJ newsletter: November 2015

December 1, 2015 11:44 AM ET

Today is #GivingTuesday Please include CPJ in your plans for #GivingTuesday. For more on the work you support, visit our website at www.cpj.org....

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CPJ Announces 2015 International Press Freedom Awards

September 15, 2015 9:37 AM ET

Awardees from Ethiopia, Malaysia, Paraguay, and Syria New York, September 15, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Ethiopia, Malaysia, Paraguay, and Syria with the 2015 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists have endured death threats, physical attacks, legal action, imprisonment, or exile in the course of their...

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Foreword

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

In Pakistan, an unknown gunman shoots a news anchor multiple times. No one is arrested for the crime, though arrest warrants are issued against the journalist--for his reporting....

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Reporting with bodyguards on the Paraguayan border

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Like a riveting lede to one of his stories on cocaine smugglers and crime bosses, Paraguayan journalist Cándido Figueredo makes a dramatic first impression....

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Paraguayan journalist gunned down in Brazil

March 6, 2015 4:56 PM ET

São Paulo, March 6, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder on Thursday of Paraguayan radio journalist Gerardo Ceferino Servían Coronel, who was shot to death in Ponta Porã, a small town on the Brazil side of the Brazil-Paraguay border....

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International journalists killed at high rate in 2014; Middle East deadliest region

December 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET

Syria is the world’s deadliest country for journalists for the third year in a row. International journalists were killed at a higher rate in 2014 than in recent years. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari...

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Paraguayan journalist shot dead on way back from covering story

October 17, 2014 3:31 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, October 17, 2014--Pablo Medina Velázquez, a Paraguayan journalist who wrote about the country's illegal drug trade, was shot dead on Thursday along with his assistant, according to news reports. He is the third journalist murdered for his work in Paraguay this year....

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Radio host gunned down in Paraguay

June 24, 2014 5:21 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2014--Authorities in Paraguay should carry out an efficient investigation into the murder of a radio host and lawyer on Thursday, establish a motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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