Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Julio Castillo Narváez
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||20 December 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Julio Castillo Narváez, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a885.html [accessed 18 September 2014]|
May 3, 2011, in Virú, Peru
Castillo, a provincial radio host, was shot at least six times as he was having lunch at a local restaurant in the northern city of Virú, local press reports said.
Castillo, who hosted a news show on Ollantay Radio, was known for his criticism of local authorities, the regional press group Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) said in a statement. News media reported that Castillo had received repeated death threats via phone.
Ollantay Radio was vandalized after Castillo had reported on a local politician, prompting its staff to seek police protection, IPYS said. The request was not granted.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.