SIP conference in Chile discusses setbacks in Latin America for freedom of expression

Posted on October 19, 2014 • Filed under: Argentina, Ecuador, Human Rights Latin America, Latin America News, Venezuela reported the Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP) expresses concern at the setbacks suffered by Latin America in the field of freedom of expression. Gathered in Chile, experts such as Edison launches considered that “the situation of freedom of expression that is lived every day in the region leaves us breathless”. Lance, who serves as the new rapporteur for freedom of expression of the Organization of American States, OAS, also said that “we are in a general situation of deterioration of freedom of expression” in the region. The words of Lance received support from José Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch, who said that the region presents “growing setbacks” on freedom of expression.

The cases of countries such as Venezuela and Ecuador were mentioned during the preparatory meeting to the meeting. The IAPA also reported that attacks against critical journalists the Government persist in Argentina. A report, which will be discussed at the meeting, speaking of which “remain formal and involved attacks against those who exercise the criticism”.The annual meeting of SIP, involving more than 300 delegates and speakers from 22 countries, you will conclude on Tuesday, October 21. Read Article

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