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 …

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: