Radio presenter says arson attack on his car was “gangster-style message”

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further February 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio presenter says arson attack on his car was “gangster-style message” July 6, 2020 Find out more ArgentinaAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns an arson attack on the car of radio presenter Carlos Carvallo of FM Show in Garupá, in the northeastern province of Misiones, who has often spoken on the air about shady financial dealings allegedly involving the mayor of a neighbouring town. The car was dowsed with petrol and set on fire on 19 February while parked in the garage of his home.“We are not in a position to say this attack was clearly linked to Carvallo’s criticism of a local official on the air, but the police should consider this possibility in the absence of other apparent motives,” the press freedom organisation said. “We hail the rapid reaction of the provincial authorities to the attack, which could have killed Carvallo and his entire family, and we hope the investigation will quickly identify who was behind it.”Carvallo and his family were woken at about 4 a.m. on 19 February by a loud explosion as the fire consumed his car, which was parked inside the garage of his house. He found an empty 20-litre petrol can beside the remains of his car, which was partially destroyed by the fire, as was one of the walls of the garage.The co-host of the FM Show news programme “El show de los impactos,” Carvallo told Reporters Without Borders the attack could be linked to his revelations about corruption involving a local mayor, whom he preferred not to name. He said this mayor had “managed to amass a fortune in six months that would be hard to acquire by legal means.”“This was a gangster-style message but it will only serve to reinforce my vocation as a journalist,” he said. After reporting the arson attack, he was assigned police protection by the provincial authorities. Reporters Without Borders condemns an arson attack apparently meant to intimidate Carlos Carvallo, a radio presenter in Garupá, in the northeastern province of Misiones, who suggested on the air that the mayor of a nearby town could be corrupt. Carvallo’s car was dowsed with petrol and set on fire on 19 February. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Argentina Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites RSF_en News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ArgentinaAmericas News Help by sharing this information News News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Gardai seek help tracing missing Limerick man

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