Gustavo Gorriti

A veteran journalist and author of five Peruvian history books, Gorriti has faced multiple instances of harassment dating back to 1992. In February 2023, 30 protestors stood outside his… More

Christopher Acosta Alfaro

An investigative journalist and author of the book Plata como cancha, Acosta was sued for defamation by presidential candidate Cézar Acuña after his book was published. In his book… More

Paola Ugaz

Paola Ugaz

Ugaz co-authored Mitad monjes, mitad soldados in 2015, an investigative nonfiction work alleging abuse in a Peruvian Catholic organization. In response to her announcing a second book on the… More

Journalists Receive Pre-Election Death Threats

César Levano and Arturo Belaúnde, editor and president of the Board, respectively, of the daily newspaper La Primera, have both received death threats prior to the second round of… More

Newspaper Editor Jailed for Defamation

International PEN protests the one-year prison sentence handed down to Nor Oriente editor Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco on January 12, 2010, for alleged “aggravated defamation” of a local official in… More

Poet Melissa Rocío Patiño Hinostroza Released

International PEN welcomes the release pending trial of the 20-year-old poet Melissa Rocío Patiño Hinostroza, who was released from maximum-security prison on May 8, after 70 days’ detention. More