A Guatemalan law meant to protect women from violence is being used against journalists


It was a landmark piece of legislation for Guatemala: a law that established stiff prison sentences for violence against women and appeared to signal a new era for a country still emerging from decades of civil war and military rule. Thousands of men have been prosecuted under the law since it took effect in 2008.

But in recent years, public officials have found another use for it: stopping journalists from criticizing them or investigating corruption.

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