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Journalist Gustavo Gorriti, editor-in-chief of the Lima-based investigative news website IDL-Reporteros, has spearheaded corruption investigations into Peru’s judicial system that have resulted in several prosecutions. (Screenshot: América Noticias/YouTube)

Peruvian authorities target journalist Gustavo Gorriti in bribery probe

Bogotá, April 2, 2024 – Peruvian authorities must drop their investigation of journalist Gustavo Gorriti and respect the right of reporters to maintain confidential sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On March 27, Alcides Chinchay, a public prosecutor in the capital city of Lima, opened a preliminary investigation into Gorriti, the editor-in-chief of…

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The Pescadores beach in Lima, in April 2018. Peruvian authorities are harassing two news outlets over their investigative reporting. (Reuters/Mariana Bazo)

CPJ calls for Peru to stop harassing news outlets over investigative reporting

New York, July 17, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Peruvian authorities to end their harassment of two news outlets. A government body issued summonses to the directors of news website IDL-Reporteros and the TV program “Panorama,” and the public prosecutor and police went to the offices of IDL-Reporteros to demand that it…

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Criminal defamation thwarts critical reporting in Ayacucho

When Wilfredo Oscorima, the governor of the southern Peruvian state of Ayacucho, was sentenced in June to five years in prison for official misconduct, independent daily La Calle viewed the ruling as vindication for its vigorous investigations into his administration.

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