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Journalist assaulted

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 18 November 2008, journalist Miguel Rojas Panduro, director and host of Amazonía Televisión - Canal 23's programme "Tú decides", was insulted and struck by Elmer Richard Navarro Huayllahua. A few days earlier, Navarro Huayllahua's former partner had appeared on the programme publicly accusing him of domestic violence and failing to pay child support. The incident took place in the city of Iquitos, Loreto region, northeastern Peru.

Rojas Panduro told IPYS that he was walking along the street when he was surprised by Navarro Huayllahua who insulted and hit him. Navarro Huayllahua stopped hitting the journalist when several neighbours intervened.

Rojas Panduro filed a complaint against Navarro Huayllahua at the local police station.

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