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Paraguayan guerrilla group sends threatening letter to radio journalist

A Paraguayan journalist received a threatening letter at his home on Tuesday, May 8, from the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP in Spanish), reported the radio station 970 AM. The letter said "No to bourgeois journalism, protected by corrupt, nepotistic public officials. The armed struggle continues,” reported the newspaper Última Hora. Read more »


Paraguayan journalists demand better labor rights, an end to impunity

On Thursday, April 26, Paraguayan journalists gathered to demand better labor rights, the end of impunity, better quality of information, and more plurality among news media in the country, reported the Paraguayan Union of Journalists. Read more »


Police officer killed along Brazil-Paraguay border while investigating death of Brazilian journalist

On the afternoon of Saturday, April 14, a military police officer investigating the killing of a journalist was shot to death by two people on a motorcycle in the city of Ponta Porã in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul on the border with Paraguay, reported the news site Dourados Agora. Read more »


Paraguayan journalist announces bid for presidency in 2013 elections

On Monday, April 9, a known Paraguayan journalist announced his run for presidency for the 2013 elections, confirming that he would leave his 30-year journalistic career behind, reported the Paraguayan News Portal. Read more »


Journalist in Paraguay accuses senator of making death threats

A Paraguayan journalist said he received a death threat from Senator Robert Acevedo, reported the newspaper ABC Color on Friday, March 2. The senator denied the accusations, saying that it was an attempt to cause him political harm, added ABC Color. Read more »


Journalism associations condemn third killing of reporter in disastrous start to year for Brazilian press

National and international journalism associations denounced the attack that killed Brazilian journalist Paulo Roberto Cardoso Rodrigues, known as Paulo Rocaro, in the early hours Monday, Feb. 13, in Ponta Porã, Mato Grosso do Sul, on the border with Paraguay. Rocaro was editor in chief of the newspaper Jornal da Praça and of the news site Merco Sul News, where he frequently wrote about politics and drug trafficking. Read more »


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 »



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