Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Bolivia
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Bolivia, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c567555.html [accessed 2 June 2015]|
Unidentified attackers flung homemade bombs at the offices of Canal 7, a state-owned television station in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, around 3 a.m. on September 8, according to press reports. No injuries were reported, but one explosive shattered a window, and the other caused a small fire to an exterior wall. Canal 7 regional director, Sandro Jaramillo, told Bolivian reporters that unidentified people had threatened the station before the attack. He said callers told Canal 7 that it would suffer consequences for not giving positive coverage to a general strike by a local right-wing militant group, the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista.