Newsletter: Paraguay to investigate attacks against journalists

The Union of Journalists in Paraguay (SPP), together with the Regional Alliance of IFEX members in Latin America (IFEX-ALC), gave a presentation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva requesting action to deal with the impunity of crimes against journalists and to improve protection measures aimed at media workers and human rights defenders in the country.

As a result, the Paraguayan government accepted to speed up the formation of a "special commission in the public prosecutor’s department to bring to justice those responsible [for attacks against journalists and human rights defenders] ".