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CPJ announces 2021 International Press Freedom awardees

New York, June 15, 2021–The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four courageous journalists from Belarus, Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar with the 2021 International Press Freedom Awards. All four have reported during a historically turbulent time, covering protests and political upheaval in their countries. “In the midst of a battle over the control of information,…

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New Guatemalan president must work hard to improve press freedom

Conditions for journalists fundamentally unsound just as coronavirus hits New York, March 27, 2020 —Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has an opportunity to reverse a longstanding trend of obstruction, legal harassment, orchestrated online attacks, and threats of violence against the press, but it will take an unwavering commitment to overcome the failures of past administrations, the…

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People gather at Constitution Square in downtown Guatemala City, Guatemala in August 2015. The bodies of two journalists, Laurent Ángel Castillo Cifuentes and Luis Alfredo de León Miranda, were found in a field outside the town of Santo Domingo, in Guatemala's southwestern Suchitepéquez deportment on February 1, 2018. (Reuters/Jose Cabezas)

Journalist, radio worker found dead in Guatemala

New York, February 7, 2017–Guatemalan authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the murders of a newspaper journalist and radio station worker, establish motives, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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