Radio Harmony (Peru) ransacked

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Date: 1998

Region: South America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Radio


Artist: Alfredo Del Carpio Linares (d. 2009)

Confronting Bodies: The mayor, his supporters and police of Camana, Peru

Date of Action: October 1998

Location: Camana, Peru

Description of Artwork: There are no allegations made against the radio station director's content.

The Incident: One week after Mayor Enrique Gutierrez took office, he and his supporters sacked Linares' office at Radio Armonia.

Results of Incident: Linares was threatened with death if he refused to leave the city within one week. Linares complained that the police did not respond to his assault. Later, the Mayor filed suit against Linares for libel and the lower courts found in the Mayor's favor.

Source: Index on Censorship, 1/99; http://www.ifex.org/peru/1999/10/22/journalist_could_be_jailed_face/