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Teachers assault radio journalist in Requena during broadcast

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 18 May 2007, a group of teachers burst into the broadcasting booth of Radio Sensación radio station and assaulted journalist Juan Torres Campos while he was broadcasting his programme "En el ojo de la tormenta", for criticizing the fact that classes were suspended in order for the teachers to organize a protest march. The event took place in the town of Requena, Loreto region, in northeastern Peru.

According to Torres Campos, the teachers, led by Gilma Ferreira Saboya, hit him in the face and damaged some of the station's broadcasting equipment.

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