Party activists manhandle provincial correspondent, take his camera

first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders protests against an assault on Guido Uaut of the regional daily El Liberal by party activists who roughed him up and took his camera while he was covering an incident at a polling station. ArgentinaAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned a physical attack by party activisits on Guido Uaut, a correspondent for the regional daily El Liberal, during elections for governor in the northern province of Santiago del Estero on 27 February.”There is no justification for violence against a journalist doing his job,” the press freedom organization said. “We call for an investigation into this incident and the punishment of those responsible.”Based in Termas, 75 km from the provincial capital, the city of Santiago del Estero, Uaut was attacked when he went to a school being used as a polling station.”Our correspondent was notified of incidents taking place between activists from different parties inside this polling station,” Reporters Without Borders was told by El Liberal’s coordinator for correspondents, Marcelo Alfaro.”He went there and took photos. An activist noticed and alerted other people who ran after him, manhandled him and snatched his camera,” Alfaro said. According to the newspaper, around 20 people were involved, all members of the Peronist party, which holds power both nationally and in Santiago del Estero.Uaut filed a complaint at the Termas police station, while El Liberal contacted the provincial government and demanded the return of his camera. He got it back yesterday. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Argentina ArgentinaAmericas March 2, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Party activists manhandle provincial correspondent, take his camera News News July 6, 2020 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites November 19, 2020 Find out more News News December 4, 2019 Find out more Organisation last_img read more