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Alerts   |   Peru

CPJ calls on Peru to decriminalize defamation as two journalists face court

Bogotá, Colombia, April 19, 2016--A Peruvian journalist received a suspended jail sentence Monday and was ordered to pay damages to former President Alan García Pérez after being convicted of criminal defamation, according to news reports.

Reports   |   Peru

Peru's Urresti has eyes on presidency despite being charged in 1988 journalist murder

Almost 30 years after Peruvian war correspondent Hugo Bustíos Saavedra was shot dead, the suspected mastermind is on trial. The man accused in the murder, Daniel Urresti Elera, plans to run for president. A special report by CPJ Andes Correspondent John Otis

This photo of Hugo Bustíos Saavedra was taken minutes before he was killed. (Caretas)

Alerts   |   Peru

Journalist gunned down in Peru

Bogotá, November 11, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Sunday's murder of Peruvian journalist Fernando Raymondi and calls on authorities to fully investigate the crime and establish a motive. The journalist was investigating a story on local gangs for Peru's leading newsmagazine Caretas, according to news reports.

Blog   |   Peru

Peruvian photojournalist captures judge pointing gun at him

Judge Raúl Rosales Mora and his gun. (Caretas)

Caretas, the leading newsweekly magazine in Perú, has a shocking photograph on its February 18 cover: a local judge aiming a gun at one of the publication’s reporters. Photojournalist Carlos Saavedra was on a stakeout trying to photograph Judge Raúl Rosales Mora when the incident occurred on February 13, according to CPJ interviews and local news reports.  

The magazine was working on a story about a controversial decision by Rosales, who had recently favored the appointment of a polemical judge to the country’s Constitutional Tribunal, the Peruvian press reported.

February 22, 2010 3:17 PM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Peru

Attacks on the Press 2001: Peru

Press freedom conditions improved markedly in Peru during 2001. The victory of centrist Alejandro Toledo, who beat leftist candidate Alan García in the June 3 runoff presidential elections, brought democracy back to Peru, a country that suffered 10 years of authoritarian rule under former president Alberto K. Fujimori.

March 26, 2002 12:03 PM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Peru

Attacks on the Press 1999: Peru

President Alberto K. Fujimori continued his efforts to suppress critical reporting in a year that ended with the long-anticipated announcement that he would seek a third five-year term, a move widely considered unconstitutional. The Fujimori government's systematic campaign to discredit Peru's independent press earned him a place on CPJ's list of the top 10 enemies of the press.

CPJ has characterized the Fujimori government as an "infotatorship," in which power is maintained through the control of information. Government intelligence agencies have used assassination plots, death threats, wiretapping, surveillance, and smear tactics to harass and threaten journalists, often forcing them into exile.
March 22, 2000 12:03 PM ET


Letters   |   Peru

Peru: Fujimori regime cracks down on investigative press

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to protest your government's ongoing legal campaign against the Peruvian journalists group Asociación Prensa Libre, and in particular against Prensa Libre member Guillermo Gonzales Arica. We believe this campaign is designed to quell investigative journalism in Peru.

December 16, 1999 12:00 PM ET


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