Bolivia

Bolivia: teachers protest; harassment of human rights defenders continues

On 29th March 2022, Amnesty International published their annual report 2021/22 underscoring the continued stigmatisation and harassment faced by human rights defenders in Bolivia. Read more

Bolivia: teachers protest; harassment of human rights defenders continues

Bolivia: 83 attacks on the press reported in 2021

In January 2022, the Human Rights Defenders Observatory of civil society group UNITAS reported registering 73 cases of press freedom violations in 2021. The most frequent violation was attack on journalists, with 34 cases documented, followed by denial of access to information, censorship, stigmatisation and threats. Read more

Bolivia: 83 attacks on the press reported in 2021

Bolivia: Media workers abducted and assaulted when covering land conflict

On 28th October 2021, a group of media professionals working for several Bolivian media outlets were abducted and assaulted as they covered a land dispute in the eastern province of Guarayos. Read more

Bolivia: Media workers abducted and assaulted when covering land conflict

Social and political divisions lead to tension in Bolivia

In early September 2021, human rights defender Franco Albarracin was threatened with prosecution by ruling party militants speaking on a radio programme. Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) supporters have accused Albarracin of participating in the political crisis which led to former president Evo Morales’ resignation after contested elections in 2019. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Social and political divisions lead to tension in Bolivia

Stigmatisation of opposition continues in Bolivia

The Observatory of Human Rights Defenders of civil society organisation UNITAS warned about criminalisation and stigmatisation of political opposition in Bolivia. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Stigmatisation of opposition continues in Bolivia

Bolivia: Criminalisation of environmental defenders and attacks on journalists

Civil society organisation Centro de Documentación e Información de Bolivia (Bolivian Centre of Documentation and Information - CEDIB) published a report on human rights in the country between April and June 2021. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Bolivia: Criminalisation of environmental defenders and attacks on journalists

Obstruction of journalistic work in Bolivia

On 2nd June 2021, security agents at the La Paz Departmental Court of Justice (TDJ) prevented a journalist from entering an inauguration event. Read more

Obstruction of journalistic work in Bolivia

Bolivia ranked 110 in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index

On 30th March 2021, a group of truck drivers abducted, assaulted, and robbed journalist Franklin Guzmán Zambrana. Guzmán, a freelance reporter on assignment for Radio FM Bolivia, was attacked while covering a protest by thousands of coca farmers who had blocked a highway near La Paz, in the Yungas region. Read more

Bolivia ranked 110 in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index

Human rights organisations concerned about partial justice system in Bolivia

On 18th February 2021, Bolivia legislature approved Supreme Decree 4461, proposed by the current government, which conceded amnesty and pardon to persons deprived of liberty in the context of the political crisis. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Human rights organisations concerned about partial justice system in Bolivia

Bolivia: attacks on journalists continue

On 3rd December 2020, Movimiento Al Socialismo (Movement Toward Socialism - MAS) supporters attacked, pushed and threatened journalists who were covering former president Evo Morales’ return to Bolivia at the El Alto airport. Read more

Bolivia: attacks on journalists continue