Law Against Femicide and Other Forms of Violence Against Women

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A man reads a newspaper in Guatemala City on October 26, 2015. A Guatemalan judge on July 17, 2018, approved a court order barring journalist José Rubén Zamora and his newspaper, elPeriódico, from writing about a government official for three months under a law created to prevent violence against women. (AFP/Johan Ordonez)

Guatemalan minister uses law preventing violence against women to silence critical journalist

A Guatemalan judge on July 17, 2018, approved a court order allowing a government official to sue journalist José Rubén Zamora for psychological violence and discrimination, and barring Zamora from writing about the official under a law created to prevent violence against women, according to a CPJ phone interview with Zamora on July 19, 2018,…

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