PPF condemns death threats to journalists in Paraná, Argentina

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina has expressed concern over the death threats to the journalists and media workers of Paraná, city in Argentina.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the threats made against journalists and media professionals and called on the authorities to provide security to the threatened reporters and cameramen.

According to Foro de Periodismo Argentino (FOPEA), Gonzalo Caudana accuse of drug trafficking threatened to kill the reporters and media workers for taking his pictures.

The incident happened during the first hearing of drug trafficking case against Caudana and 21 others in the Chamber of the Federal Court of Entre Ríos province.

This happened several times before when Caudana aggressively threatened the photographers and reporters to kill them.

The threats were made in the presence of security forces (Federal Police and Penitentiary Service) and public, but the security officials did not prevent the happening.