Journalists attacked during police demonstrations in provinces

first_img Receive email alerts ArgentinaAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Reporters Without Borders condemns the physical attacks on journalists that have occurred in the course of demonstrations in several provinces since the start of December by police officers demanding more pay.“We urge the demonstrators and the police to respect the work of journalists, who have often been the targets of reprisals in connection with their coverage of the protests,” Reporters Without Borders said.We also call on the authorities to ensure that journalists are protected and to punish those responsible for the violence. These attacks reinforce the concern we previously expressed about the increase in violence against media personnel since the start of the year, especially in the provinces.”Santa FeThe unofficial police union APROPOL has been threatening the Rosario-based daily La Capital’s reporters ever since the start of the protests. Police also threatened local TV station Canal 5’s reporter Belén Salvañá, cameraman Cristián Ponce and technician Miguel Debiassi on 10 December to get them cut short a live report. Posters attacking Canal 3 and Radio Dos have been put up around the city.Tucumán Members of the National Gendarmerie have physically attacked a number of journalists including La Gaceta reporter Luis María Ruiz and photographer Jorge Olmos Grosso, El Siglo stringer Daniel Gollán, Gianni Bulacio of El Tribuno de Tucumán and Sebastián Lorenzo Pisarello of APA!, an alternative news agency. “As I was covering the demonstrations, a policeman approached and then two others gave me a beating,” Olmos (photo) told Reporters Without Borders.Jujuy Journalists with Canal 4 and Canal 7 and Carlos Sánchez, a photographer with the online newspaper La Voz de Jujuy, were attacked on 9 December and their equipment was stolen. Ángel Díaz of RadioVision Jujuy was attacked twice the same day, firstly by youths who were breaking the window of sports store, then by policemen, who threatened him and roughed him up. Policemen also harassed Canal 4 Noticias reporter Luis Letter and cameraman Gonzalo Rodríguez.NeuquénA policeman harassed a reporter and a cameraman with Canal 7 on 9 December and, using threats, forced them to abandon their work.La Rioja A photographer with the daily El Independiente was threatened and then attacked by a group of policemen on 6 December. Another journalist with the same newspaper, María de la Vega, said she was using her mobile phone to film an arrest “when a plainclothes policeman hit me to make me drop my phone.” Police taking part in a demonstration attacked other journalists, including a reporter and a cameraman with Capital TV.Santiago del Estero Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to explain why they arrested Juan Pablo Suárez, the editor of the opposition newspaper Última Hora, on 9 December after he allegedely refused to hand over a video of a police officer involved in the demonstrations who was later arrested.Photos: APA Prensa December 4, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Argentina News RSF_en center_img News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation December 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked during police demonstrations in provinces News to go further News ArgentinaAmericas last_img read more

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