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Brazilian journalist Léo Veras shot and killed in Paraguay

February 14, 2020 3:02 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, February 14, 2020 -- Authorities in Brazil and Paraguay must work together to promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of Brazilian journalist Lourenço “Léo” Veras and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists shot with rubber bullets, groped while covering Paraguay protest

July 25, 2019 12:50 PM ET

Miami, July 25, 2019 -- Paraguay authorities should thoroughly investigate attacks against journalists at a protest in Asunción and take measures to ensure that journalists can cover protests without being injured or assaulted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Paraguay to reject social media regulations

October 27, 2017 4:00 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with more than 20 international and local rights organizations sent a letter to Paraguayan lawmakers on October 25, calling on them to reject a proposed law regulating anonymous online posts during elections....

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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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