The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns about the killing of radio presenter Hernán Choquepata Ordonez on 20 November in the province of Camaná, Peru.
Ordoñez, known by his pseudonym “Randy”, was at the radio station La Ribereña last Sunday where he presented the program “Hablan los pueblos” (The villages speak), when he was attacked by unidentified assailants. After being brutally beaten on the head with blunt objects, he lost his life before reaching hospital.
The journalist and his colleagues, who were often critical of the local authorities, had been receiving threats for more than a month and had denounced the incidents to the security authorities.
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