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‘An accumulation of lies’: Right-wing group La Resistencia stokes anti-press fervor in Peru

Journalist Gustavo Gorriti remembers the days — just a few years ago — when people on the streets of Lima approached him to congratulate him for exposing corrupt government officials, drug trafficking mafias, and human rights abusers. A few even asked him to pose for selfies. These days, though, motorists shout insults at him from…

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Supporters of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo assault 5 journalists covering protests

Bogotá, March 16, 2022 – Peruvian authorities must investigate the recent attacks on five journalists by supporters of President Pedro Castillo outside Peru’s Congress building and guarantee that the press can cover political demonstrations safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. During a March 8 vote by Peru’s legislature to approve Castillo’s new cabinet,…

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A family is seen in Lima, Peru, on April 23, 2020. Peruvian cartoonist Carlos Tovar Samanez recently received death threats for his work. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Peruvian political cartoonist Carlos Tovar Samanez receives death threats

On April 21, 2020, Carlos Tovar Samanez published a cartoon lampooning Alan García, a former Peruvian president who committed suicide last year.

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A man reads a newspaper at a market in Lima, in September 2018. A Peru court has ordered assets for Ojo Público and two journalists to be frozen. (Reuters/Mariana Bazo)

Peruvian judge orders assets freeze for Ojo Público, 2 journalists in defamation case

Bogotá, Colombia, April 29, 2019– A Peruvian court has ordered assets belonging to the independent news website Ojo Público, its executive director Óscar Castilla, and La República investigative reporter Edmundo Cruz, to be frozen while a criminal defamation complaint against them is heard, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on…

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Peruvian journalist attacked after reporting on corruption

New York, November 7, 2011–A Peruvian provincial reporter was shot and wounded on Saturday while resisting an attempted kidnapping that his colleagues believe may have been in reprisal for his coverage of police corruption, news reports said. 

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