Argentina

Journalists attacked and arrested while reporting on protests

On 7th March 2017, Channel 2 cameraman, Alejandro Muñoz, was filming a demonstration organised by public servants' unions in San Salvador, when he was wounded by protesters who threw a bomb in his direction. Read more

Journalists attacked and arrested while reporting on protests

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

On 10th and 11th January security forces violently repressed the Mapuche community of Cushamen, in the Chubut province. Read more

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

Activist remains in detention despite UN pressure

A grassroots activist who was detained in January after holding a protest remains in prison despite a petition for her immediate release made by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Read more

Activist remains in detention despite UN pressure

Protests dispersed with excessive force in Argentina

Security forces in Argentina continue to use excessive force against protestors. Read more

Protests dispersed with excessive force in Argentina

New police protocol threatens right to protest

New rules for police operations during protests do not ban the use of live ammunition, while revised media laws undermine the independence of media regulation. Read more