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Radio station's electricity cut off after it criticises mayor's administration

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 6 November 2008, journalist Javán Vásquez Huancahuari, of the radio station Estudio Antena Uno, said that mayor Juan de Dios Tello ordered that the electricity at the station's broadcasting plant be cut off after the media outlet's press team criticised his administration. The incident occurred in the district of Celendín, Cajamarca region, northeastern Peru.

The journalist explained that Celendín's electricity service is run by the municipality, which had made a commitment to provide the radio station with this service.

According to the journalist, the municipality has not yet restored the service to the radio station. Vásquez stated that the mayor has offered to restore the service in a few days with the condition that he and the station journalists first meet in private.

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