The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the killing of Carlos Quispe, a journalist working for Radio Municipal in the city of Pucarani, about 40 kilometres west of La Paz, Bolivia, and called for the government to act quickly to find those responsible.
A group that opposes the mayor attacked the city’s municipal building on March 27. The mob then moved onto the municipal radio station where they sacked the station and beat Quispe severely. He later died from his wounds in a hospital in La Paz.
The IFJ called for an investigation into the attack and to bring those responsable to justice.
“Local journalists are extremely vulnerable to violence,” said IFJ General Secretary Aidan White. “This shocking and brutal assault on a journalist cannot go unpunished.”
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