[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Maya K’iche journalist Anastasia Mejía target of arrest, criminalization, smear campaign and home search

Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz Activity The right to information and freedom of expression Organization Xol Abaj Radio and Xol Abaj TV THE FACTS – On Tuesday afternoon, September 22, Agents of the Specialized Division of Criminal Investigation arrested journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz and Petrona Siy Castro in the town of Joyabaj, Quiché, in Guatemala. The arrest […]

24 September 2020

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Smear campaign, threats and harassment in social networks against journalists who make violence against women visible

Pía Flores, Jody García, Kimberly López and Francelia Solano Activity The rights to information and freedom of expression  THE FACTS – For the last nine months, journalists Pía Flores, Jody García, Kimberly López and Francelia Solano have been the targets of a smear campaign, threats, insults and harassment in social networks.  The attacks began with […]

21 September 2020

[Urgent Alert] GUATEMALA / Without evidence or appearance of the accusing party, the defender María Cuc Choc was sent to trial, criminalized for defending the lands.

This Friday, September 11, the judge has decided to send to trial the defender María Cuc Choc, criminalized for defending the lands since January 2018 when she was arbitrarily detained and accused of the crimes of illicit association, aggravated usurpation and threats. This judicial decision has been taken after more than 2 years of arbitrarily […]

17 September 2020

[WHRD Alert] GUATEMALA / Defamation campaign and accusations against defender Lolita Chávez after she denounced illegal detentions of k’iche’ WHRDs

Lolita Chávez Organization Council of Ki’che’ Peoples for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory (CPK) Activity Defender of land, territory, natural resources, and indigenous peoples rights FACTS – Lolita Chávez is being targeted through a defamation campaign and accusations on social media after publicly denouncing the illegal detention of k’iche’ women defenders […]

15 June 2020

#WHRDAlert GUATEMALA / Accusations, defamation and disparagement of Prensa Comunitaria and its reporters for coverage of March 8th march

Prensa Comunitaria (Community Press) Activity Freedom of expression and the right to information THE FACTS – The news outlet Prensa Comunitaria and its women journalists have been subjected to a smear campaign, including selective targeting, defamation and disparagement in conservative news media and social networks regarding their coverage of the march held on #M82020 in […]

12 March 2020