Press freedom is satisfactory despite civil liberties still not being taken for granted after 35 years of dictatorship (1954-89). The few attacks on the media mostly target provincial community radio stations that criticise local officials.

The offices of the station Quebracho Poty, in the northeastern town of Puerto Quebracho, were burned down on 2 August 2005 in a petrol bomb attack. The station Ñemity FM, in the northern town of Capiibary, was shut down the same month and its equipment seized by order of the local prosecutor for supposedly broadcasting illegally. Nicolás Sotelo, head of FM San Juan, in the southern town of San Juan del Paraná, was physically attacked and threatened with a revolver at the station on 10 October by Aldo Lepretti, a local politician who had been criticised on the air.


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