REGIONS:

SUBSCRIBE:

Sign up for weekly updates

Teachers assault radio journalist during protest in Huaraz

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 20 June2007, Radio Huaraz Stereo radio station journalist Francisco Rodríguez Robles was assaulted by a group of teachers when he was covering their protest against the national government in Huaraz, capital of the Ancash region in northwestern Peru. The assailants belong to the Huaraz and Recuay chapter of Peru's Education Workers' Union (Sindicato Unitario de Trabajadores en la Educación del Perú, SUTEP).

Rodríguez, producer of the programme "Sin Fronteras y Enfoque", told IPYS that the attack was encouraged by union leader Laura Morales, who wanted to stop the journalist from reporting on the demonstration. The assailants pushed him to the floor and hit him.

The journalist filed an accusation at a nearby police station and will request protection from the city's government.

Latest Tweet:

Like many of you, we are committed to using every tool at our disposal to defend and promote freedom of expression.… https://t.co/Sihp8O28J1

Get more stories like this

Sign up for our newsletters and get the most important free expression news delivered to your inbox.

CLOSE