Afrique Ameriques Asie Europe Moyen-Orient Internet Nations unies
 
Paraguay



-  Area : 406,750 sq.km.
-  Population : 6,158,000.
-  Language : Spanish.
-  Head of state : President Nicanor Duarte Frutos.

Paraguay - Annual report 2006

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.



 
Introduction Americas - Annual Report 2006
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Cuba
Ecuador
Guatemala
Haiti
Mexico
Nicaragua
Peru
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela

by continent
2006 Africa annual report
2006 Americas annual report
2006 Asia annual report
2006 Europe annual report
2006 Internet annual report
2006 Middle East annual report

Annual report 2005 Annual report 2004 Annual report 2003