Media

Press Group: Three Peru Journalists Threatened in September

The International Press Institute, an Austrian-based press freedom organization, has reported that three Peruvian journalists received death threats in September, part of a deterioration in media freedom outside of capital Lima. According to the IPI, journalist Kety Vela of Tocache, in the northern central jungle of the Upper Huallaga, reported receiving […]

Peru court sentences Peru.21 newspaper director and reporter for defamation

A court in Peru’s southern Arequipa region sentenced on Friday the director and a reporter at daily Peru.21 for a defamation suit filed in relation to a story about alleged prostitution connections in the family of Congresswoman Ana Maria Solorzano, a member of the ruling Gana Peru party. Solorzano’s aunt, […]

Second Peru Journalist Shot to Death in Month

Second Peru Journalist Shot to Death in Month

A radio journalist in Peru’s southern Chincha area, who was known for his critical reports on local authorities, was gunned down at the end of last week. Jose Oquendo Reyes, host of the news program Sin Fronteras on Radio Alas Peruanas, was shot five times at close range by unidentified […]

Police Say Murder of Local Journalist Politically Motivated

Police Say Murder of Local Journalist Politically Motivated

Police in northern Peru suspect that the murder of a journalist this week was politically motivated, daily La Republica reported. Pedro Flores, 36, a journalist covering farming news in the coastal town of Casma in Ancash region for his own Vision Agraria show on TV, was shot in the stomach on Tuesday […]