IAPA Surveys Corrosion Of Free Speech.

12 01 2010

URL: http://sipiapa.org/v4/index.php?page=asa_infores&idioma=us. Source: Inter American Press Association (IAPA).

This report notes violence against journalists, restrictive laws, arbitrary judicial decisions and a culture of impunity are major trends in the deterioration of free speech throughout the Americas. The IAPA has released its findings in a series of country reports after its general assembly on 6 to 10 November in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The most critical issue is the 16 journalists killed in the past six months (eight in Mexico, three in Honduras, two in Guatemala, two in Colombia and one in El Salvador), the highest number in recent years, reports IAPA. The death of so many journalists marks an extreme wave of violence linked to organised crime and a matter of impunity.

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