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Topic “Paraguay”

Press freedom levels in Americas lowest in five years, says new report

The organization Freedom House released its 2014 report on freedom of the press around the world, noting that in 2013 global press freedom was at its lowest level in more than a decade and the lowest in five years for the Americas. Read more »


Paraguayan farm workers torture journalist covering land dispute


A group of farm workers in the Paraguayan town of Capiíbary, in the central department of San Pedro, briefly held and tortured journalist Alberto Núñez earlier this month in the most recent violent attack against him. Read more »


Rural community radios in Paraguay accuse larger media outlets of pressuring them to shut down

Rural media organizations in Paraguay recently denounced alleged pressures by larger media outlets to shut down community radios. Read more »


Journalist working on the Brazil-Paraguay border receives anonymous death threats via text message

On the evening of Wednesday, May 8, investigative reporter Lourenso Véras received threatening text messages saying that he was on a list of people to executed in the frontier region between Brazil and Paraguay, according to the website Mercosur News.  Read more »


Journalist is shot and killed in Paraguay near the border with Brazil


Carlos Manuel Artaza, a journalist in Paraguay was shot five times and killed on Thursday April 25 in Pedro Juan Caballero city, near the capital of Asunción, where he was hospitalized, reported newspaper ABC Color. Read more »


Journalists in Paraguay write "ethical manifesto"

After two years of meeting in workshops with journalists and communication students from several cities in Paraguay, the non-profit Topu’â Paraguay presented the "Ethical Manifesto for Journalists in Paraguay" with the purpose of "covering the need for principles Read more »


Armed group bombs radio station in Paraguay

A radio broadcaster was bombed on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, reported the newspaper ABC. Read more »


Public media "purge" persists in Paraguay, says Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) released a statement on its website denouncing the "continuing purge" in Paraguay's public media outlets. The statement followed the announcement that the contract of Carlos Goncalves, director of "Redpública" on Radio Nacional Paraguay, would be terminated on Sept. 30. Read more »


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