Paraguay - Anti-union dismissals at various media outlets

The International Federation of Journalists reported that 18 workers had been dismissed from various media outlets in Paraguay during July and August 2017 as part of an intimidation campaign in response to calls for better working conditions or dissent from the editorial line of the media outlet employing them. Workers from various media denounced the persecution of those exercising the right to organise. Carmen Ruiz, for example, was dismissed from Unicanal after having stood as a representative at the union elections held by the Sindicato de Periodistas del Paraguay (SPP). Seven other journalists were dismissed from Global News after giving official notification that a trade union had been formed at the agency.

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