El Salvador

Investigative journalists threatened after publishing report on police "death squads"

Freedom of expression is under attack as two online journals received death threats after the publication of an article. Read more

Investigative journalists threatened after publishing report on police "death squads"

Debate over draft law's potential impact on the right to freedom of expression

A draft law that aims to prevent violence in the country, raised concern regarding potential negative impact on the right to freedom of expression Read more

Debate over draft law's potential impact on the right to freedom of expression

LGBTI activist targeted with extortion and forced to leave home

LGBTI continue to work in a hostile environment, while respect for access to information and freedom of expression is limited. Read more

LGBTI activist targeted with extortion and forced to leave home

LGBTI activists continue to face harassment in El Salvador

Activists from the LGBTI community in El Salvador continue to endure hate crimes and harassment. In a public hearing before the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights, LGBTI activists explained the challenges they face in the country. Read more

LGBTI activists continue to face harassment in El Salvador

Civil society targeted with surveillance

Two Salvadoran CSOs, FUSADES and FUNDE, were the victims of espionage from unknown sources. Read more

Civil society targeted with surveillance

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

Four members of Mara Salvatrucha were sentenced to 20 years in prison due to their participation in the murder of Nicolás Humberto García, an indigenous community radio journalist. Read more

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

Threats against media undermine freedom of expression in El Salvador

Local newspapers and journalists receive threats as El Salvador drops 13 places in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Read more

Threats against media undermine freedom of expression in El Salvador

Community radio station director murdered in El Salvador

Demonstrations took place demanding the restoration of water services, but no cases of violence were reported. In an unrelated incident, a community radio journalist was killed by unidentified assailants. Read more