Prensa Comunitaria

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Guatemalan police harass, raid homes of journalists covering protests in El Estor

New York, October 28, 2021 — Guatemalan authorities must stop harassing journalists covering protests and ensure the independent press can safely cover events of national interest without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since October 22, police officers have confronted protesters in El Estor, in the eastern coastal department of Izabal, who have…

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A police officer is seen in Guatemala City on March 22, 2020. Journalist Carlos Choc's home was recently robbed in southeast Guatemala. (AFP/Johan Ordonez)

Journalist Carlos Choc’s home robbed in southeast Guatemala

Managua, Nicaragua, April 21, 2020 — Guatemalan authorities should immediately investigate the robbery of journalist Carlos Ernesto Choc’s home, determine if it was related to his reporting, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Children play in the Izabal Lake in Guatemala in this photograph from August 2002. Local police on November 11, 2017, arrested Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales, a reporter with the independent digital media outlet Prensa Comunitaria, after he reported on a local fishermen guild's protests in the Izabal province. (AP/Jaime Puebla)

Guatemalan journalist imprisoned after covering protests

New York, November 17, 2017–Guatemalan authorities should immediately release community reporter Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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