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Paraguay - In continuing purge, 27 employees fired from state TV

Reporters without borders
Twenty-seven journalists, technicians and other employees of state-owned TV Pública were denied entry to the TV station's Asunción headquarters yesterday on the grounds that they "cannot continue" to work for the station. Some had heard talk on 31 August of a new wave of dismissals, but none was notified in advanced. During a “Micrófono Abierto” (Open Microphone) broadcast on the evening of 22 June, most of them expressed opposition to Fernando Lugo's removal as president in a parliamentary vote (...)

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