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AUGUST 3, 2005
Posted: August 17, 2005

Radio Quebracho Poty


Unidentified attackers set on fire the studios of community radio station Radio Quebracho Poty, based in the town of Puerto Casado, on the border between Paraguay and Brazil.

In a major advance for press freedom in the Americas, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found in September that a 1994 criminal defamation conviction in Paraguay violated international law. The court ruled that the criminal proceedings themselves violated the American Convention on Human Rights because they were an "excessive limitation in a democratic society."

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Killed in Paraguay

2 journalists killed since 1992

2 journalists murdered

1 murdered with impunity

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