NotiCentro vehicle vandalized during Puerto Rico protests

January 23, 2020
A NotiCentro WAPA-TV news vehicle was vandalized while the news crew covered protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 23, 2020.According to translations made available to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, reporter Kefrén Velázquez and photojournalist Luis Ojeda were covering protests against Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced and her administration in Old San Juan.Shortly after police fired a canister of tear gas towards the crowd around 11 p.m., the station’s news vehicle was attacked by protestors, according to an editorial …

NotiCentro photojournalist attacked with reporter while covering Puerto Rico protests

January 23, 2020
Two journalists for NotiCentro WAPA-TV were attacked while covering protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 23, 2020.According to translations made available to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, reporter Kefrén Velázquez and photojournalist Luis Ojeda were covering protests against Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced and her administration in Old San Juan.Shortly after police fired a canister of tear gas towards the crowd around 11 p.m., the station’s news vehicle was attacked by protestors, according to an editorial by NotiCentro News …

Broadcast reporter struck by a rock while covering Puerto Rico protests

July 15, 2019
NotiCentro WAPA-TV broadcast reporter Orlando Rivera Martinez was injured while covering protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 15, 2019.Rivera was covering protests outside La Fortaleza, the official residence of Gov. Richardo Rosselló, where demonstrators were gathered for the third night to demand the governor’s resignation. “During the nights, authorities have been shooting gas and rubber bullets at the protesters,” Rivera told the Committee to Protect Journalists, a founding partner of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. “And I — …

AP photojournalist hit with rubber bullets in Puerto Rico

May 1, 2018
Carlos Rivera Giusti, a photojournalist with The Associated Press, was struck by rubber bullets while covering demonstrations in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 1, 2018.Dánica Coto, Giusti's colleague who also reported on the May 1 demonstrations, Giusti's colleague, wrote on Twitter that Giusti was hit by rubber bullets fired by police:
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