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Guatemala arrests lawmaker accused of plotting 2 journalists' murders

January 16, 2018 4:40 PM ET

New York, January 16, 2018--The arrest of a lawmaker accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015 is an important step against impunity in Guatemala, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Guatemalan authorities arrested Congressman Julio Juárez Ramírez, who allegedly ordered the attack that killed Danilo...

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CPJ calls on Guatemala's attorney general to release immediately and drop all charges against Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales

December 13, 2017 11:57 AM ET

CPJ calls on Guatemala's attorney general to release immediately and drop all charges against Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales, a journalist currently detained in the province of Izabal.

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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana...

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Guatemalan journalist imprisoned after covering protests

November 17, 2017 4:10 PM ET

New York, November 17, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should immediately release community reporter Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Guatemalan journalist faces threats, intimidation

June 30, 2017 2:29 PM ET

New York, June 30, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should thoroughly investigate the threats against journalist Marielos Monzón, an investigative reporter and contributor to the newspaper Prensa Libre, and should ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Guatemalan TV journalist survives gunshot to head

June 21, 2017 3:37 PM ET

Two unidentified gunmen on June 14, 2017, shot Carlos Danilo Rodríguez Ixtecox, the owner and director of the local TV channel Multiviral Canal 19, in a small grocery store his family owns in Puerto Barrios, on Guatemala's Caribbean coast....

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Searching for answers in murder cases amid violence and corruption in Guatemala

December 19, 2016 12:00 AM ET

On June 25, unidentified assailants shot and killed Álvaro Aceituno López, director of Radio Ilusión in Coatepeque, a town in southeastern Guatemala. López often criticized local government officials when presenting the news and during guest appearances on other programs. But to date, CPJ has been unable to determine if...

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Radio journalist murdered in Guatemala

June 27, 2016 6:04 PM ET

New York, June 28, 2016 -- Guatemalan authorities should conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the murder of the director of a radio station and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two journalists shot dead in Guatemala, another wounded

March 11, 2015 3:34 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, March 11, 2015--Two gunmen shot dead two journalists and injured a third in Guatemala on Tuesday, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Guatemalan authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the attack and ensure the perpetrators are held to account....

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Who is killing Central America's journalists?

September 24, 2014 10:00 AM ET

Widespread violence and impunity leave murders unsolved Amid the violence and instability caused by organized crime and corruption in Central America, Honduras and Guatemala have experienced an alarming rise in the number of murders of, and attacks against, journalists. Near complete impunity for these crimes means the cases go mostly...

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