Radio commentator who spoke out against corruption assassinated in Coclé
On 13 November, Panama celebrated its national Day of the Journalist. Members of the journalistic community called on the authorities to investigate and clarify the circumstances of Fernández's assassination. If the killing was related to his work as a radio commentator, it would represent the first case of this type in Panama.
ARTICLE 19 expresses its support for Fernández's family and the journalistic community in Panama. At the same time, the organisation calls on the authorities to carry out a thorough investigation and identify those responsible for the killing, in order to ensure that this case does not set a negative precedent in the country.