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Peruvian radio host’s wife killed in attack on station
When the men entered, Gerson Fabián Cuba was hosting his morning radio program, according to reports. The gunman began insulting and beating him with their gun. When the journalist’s son protested, Fabián Cuba’s wife, Gloria Limas Calle, tried to drive the men away with a broomstick. The assailants shot Limas Calle in the chest and fled the premises. Limas Calle died before reaching a Pichanaki hospital, according to news reports.
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Peruvian radio host’s wife killed in attack on station


When the men entered, Gerson Fabián Cuba was hosting his morning radio program, according to reports. The gunman began insulting and beating him with their gun. When the journalist’s son protested, Fabián Cuba’s wife, Gloria Limas Calle, tried to drive the men away with a broomstick. The assailants shot Limas Calle in the chest and fled the premises. Limas Calle died before reaching a Pichanaki hospital, according to news reports.

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THIS WEEK IN PRESS FREEDOM

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In Ebola-stricken countries, authorities and journalists should work together
Ethiopian authorities convict journalist in Addis Ababa
 
AMERICAS
Paraguayan journalist shot dead on way back from covering story
Eight days in Hong Kong: Laura Poitras on documenting Snowden for ‘Citizenfour’
Duvalier’s death must not mean end of proceedings against dictatorship
 
ASIA
Five journalists sentenced to jail in Burma
Hong Kong’s media battlefield
Chinese reporter arrested in connection with Hong Kong protest coverage
Journalist probing illegal logging killed in Cambodia
When it comes to the right to report, journalists must stand together
EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA:
CPJ joins call for Azerbaijan to end persecution of investigative reporter
 
DIGITAL FREEDOM AND INTERNET
How resistance to encryption jeopardizes journalism
Simple steps to protect journalists and sources from eavesdroppers
 

Photo credit: Khin Maung Win—AP

 

THIS WEEK IN PRESS FREEDOM

AFRICA


In Ebola-stricken countries, authorities and journalists should work together

Ethiopian authorities convict journalist in Addis Ababa

 

AMERICAS


Paraguayan journalist shot dead on way back from covering story

Eight days in Hong Kong: Laura Poitras on documenting Snowden for ‘Citizenfour’

Duvalier’s death must not mean end of proceedings against dictatorship

 

ASIA


Five journalists sentenced to jail in Burma

Hong Kong’s media battlefield

Chinese reporter arrested in connection with Hong Kong protest coverage

Journalist probing illegal logging killed in Cambodia

When it comes to the right to report, journalists must stand together


EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA:

CPJ joins call for Azerbaijan to end persecution of investigative reporter

 

DIGITAL FREEDOM AND INTERNET


How resistance to encryption jeopardizes journalism



Simple steps to protect journalists and sources from eavesdroppers

 

Photo credit: Khin Maung Win—AP

 

Paraguayan journalist shot dead on way back from covering story

A regional correspondent for Paraguay’s largest independent newspaper, ABC Color, Medina, 53, was returning from a reporting trip outside the eastern city, Curuguaty, when his vehicle was intercepted by two camouflage-clad gunmen on a motorcycle, Néstor Cañete, the public prosecutor investigating the case, told reporters.
Cañete said Medina was shot four times in the face and chest with a 9mm pistol, received a shotgun blast to the face, and died at the wheel of his vehicle. He said on Friday that four suspects have been detained.
Antonia Maribel Almada, 19, who was Medina’s assistant and was riding in the vehicle, was also killed in the attack near the village of Villa Ygatimí, according to news reports.
He is the third journalist murdered for his work in Paraguay this year.
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Paraguayan journalist shot dead on way back from covering story

A regional correspondent for Paraguay’s largest independent newspaper, ABC Color, Medina, 53, was returning from a reporting trip outside the eastern city, Curuguaty, when his vehicle was intercepted by two camouflage-clad gunmen on a motorcycle, Néstor Cañete, the public prosecutor investigating the case, told reporters.

Cañete said Medina was shot four times in the face and chest with a 9mm pistol, received a shotgun blast to the face, and died at the wheel of his vehicle. He said on Friday that four suspects have been detained.

Antonia Maribel Almada, 19, who was Medina’s assistant and was riding in the vehicle, was also killed in the attack near the village of Villa Ygatimí, according to news reports.

He is the third journalist murdered for his work in Paraguay this year.

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pulitzercenter:

Pulitzer Center grantee Sebastian Meyer has been working alongside grantee Jenna Krajeski on a long-term project documenting a year in the life of Kurdistan.
Recently, Sebastian’s work has focused on the hundreds of Shi’ite Turkmen who have fled the town of Amerli and are seeking refuge in Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes, the situation remains dire for Amerli’s residents.
Sebastian reported the story for  Voice of America radio and filed this photo gallery for  The Washington Post.

pulitzercenter:

Pulitzer Center grantee Sebastian Meyer has been working alongside grantee Jenna Krajeski on a long-term project documenting a year in the life of Kurdistan.

Recently, Sebastian’s work has focused on the hundreds of Shi’ite Turkmen who have fled the town of Amerli and are seeking refuge in Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes, the situation remains dire for Amerli’s residents.

Sebastian reported the story for Voice of America radio and filed this photo gallery for The Washington Post.