Journalist tortured and killed, suspicious theft from newspaper reporter’s home

first_img GuatemalaAmericas Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! RSF_en News August 21, 2020 Find out more May 8, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation Víctor Hugo Juárez, a journalist and businessman who owned two online media, Wanima News and Guatemala Empresarial, was found murdered on 27 September at the home of a friend, Byron Dávila Díaz, who was also killed. The news agency Cerigua said both men appeared to have been tortured and strangled. The motive is not yet known. Juárez had worked for two dailies, Siglo XXI and Nuestro Diario, in the past.Although the assumption seems to be that Juárez’s murder was not linked to his work as a journalist, Reporters Without Borders urges the police to investigate this possibility. Guatemala continues to be a dangerous country for journalists even if there have been fewer cases of violence involving media personnel this year.The police should definitely work on the assumption that the theft of computer equipment and files from journalist Marvin David Del Cid’s home on 28 September was linked to his work for the daily elPeriódico. Del Cid has been working on several sensitive stories including alleged irregularities in a government arms acquisition, suspected corruption in a government solidarity fund and a drug-trafficking case.Journalists can pay dearly for covering this kind of story. During a previous break-in at Del Cid’s home on 24 June, the words “You are going to die” were left on his bathroom mirror. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to provide him with adequate protection. Newscenter_img News News January 7, 2021 Find out more GuatemalaAmericas Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Guatemala Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years September 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist tortured and killed, suspicious theft from newspaper reporter’s homelast_img read more

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