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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Julio Castillo Narváez

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
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Ollantay Radio
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.

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