5 July 1996


Group continues to make threats against journalists and media outlets

**Updates IFEX alert dated 1 July 1996**

RSF is concerned at an underground group's continued threats
against journalists and media outlets. On 3 July 1996, the group
Fuerza Nacionalista Roberto D'Aubuisson (named after the late
founder of the governing National Republican Alliance, or ARENA,
party) released a statement in which it threatened the Cable News
Network (CNN), the evening paper "Diario Latino", Channel Twelve
(Canal Doce) television, Radio Sonora and Radio YSKL. The group
threatened to take action against national media outlets and
correspondents of foreign media, saying they give negative
coverage of the government and the privatization process it has

Recommended Action

Send appeals to Salvadoran authorities:

  • stating that these threats have caused serious damage to
    journalists' ability to freely exercise their profession
  • urging that measures be taken to guarantee the safety of these
    journalists, and asking that an investigation be conducted to
    identify those responsible

    Appeals To

    His Excellency President Armando Calderon Sol
    Casa Presidencial
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Fax: +503 281 0018/281 0017

    Please copy appeals to the originator if possible.

  • Source

    Reporters Without Borders
    47, rue Vivienne
    75002 Paris, France
    rsf (@) rsf.org

    Fax:+33 1 45 23 11 51
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