Peru: Award winning radio journalist snubbed by government

Carlos Flores Borja, winner of the Guardian Journalism award at this year’s Index on Censorship Free Expression Awards Ceremony, has been told that he will not be allowed relaunch of Amazonian community radio station Radio La Voz de Bagua, in spite of promises from President Alan García.

Carlos Flores Borja, the manager of Amazonian radio station travelled to Lima last week because he had been given an appointment with transport and communications minister Enrique Cornejo on 11 August to discuss the reopening of the station, which the government closed 14 months ago.

But in the end, Flores was received by deputy minister Jorge Cuba Hidalgo, who told him that the station will remain closed.