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Intercepted prison phone call warns Paraguayan journalist of assassination plot

Brazilian police alerted a Paraguayan journalist of a plot to kill him, reported the newspaper Última Hora. The plot to kill Cándido Figueredo, correspondent for ABC Color in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, was discovered by Brazilian authorities after intercepting a telephone call. Read more »


Prime suspect in conspiracy to kill Paraguayan reporter freed


After the prime suspect behind the conspiracy to kill a Paraguayan journalist was freed on Dec. 31, 2011, the crime's perpetrators are now soliciting their own release on Jan. 10, reported the newspaper Vanguardia. Read more »


Guerrilla army in Paraguay calls journalists "military targets"

The leader behind the guerrilla Paraguayan People's Army (EPP in Spanish), who is serving a prison sentence for kidnapping, told the newspaper La Nación in a tape-recorded interview that journalists would become military targets if they acted as "informants" for the government. Read more »


Paraguayan journalist faces new defamation charge


César Ferreira, Paraguayan journalist for Radio Yuty in the southern city of Caazapá, faces a new defamation charge after the local Court of Appeals ruled in his favor on the previous charge, reported the news site Cuarto Poder. Citing that there was no proof and that witness testimony was inconclusive, the judge annulled the slander and defamation charge against Ferreira last August, according to the Paraguayan Journalists Union. Read more »


Journalists on trial for defamation in Paraguay


Three journalists from TV station Canal 9 in Paraguay, and the ex-director of the National Television System (SNT in Spanish), Ismael Hadid, are on trial for defamation and libel, according to the newspaper ABC of Paraguay. Read more »


RSF calls for reforms to help Paraguay’s press resist organized crime


While violence against the press in Paraguay is nowhere near the levels found in Mexico, Honduras, or Colombia, journalists in the country have little support and face daily risks, especially those in border regions controlled by international smuggling gangs, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) writes in its report “Journalists alone facing trafficking." Read more »


Judge absolves Paraguayan journalist accused of defamation


A Paraguayan judge cleared journalist Sandra López of defamation and slander charges, reported the news agency EFE. López, of the newspaper ABC Color, was accused by ex-model Zuny Castiñeira after publishing an article on alleged influence peddling and corruption for payments received by her husband's company. Read more »


International journalist groups call on governments to revise laws that restrict press freedom


Just as journalistic organizations in Ecuador and Paraguay are complaining about the use of laws against the press aimed at silencing journalistis, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) released a statement expressing concern about the "deterioration of freedom of expression and press freedom on the American continent," reported La Prensa. Read more »


Paraguayan journalist sues governor over death threat


Paraguayan journalist and radio announcer in Ciudad del Este, Carlos Bottino, has filed suit against the governor of Alto Paraná, Nelson Aguinagalde, accusing him of threatening the journalist with death, reported Última Hora. Read more »



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