Despite Democracy, the Free Press Is under Fire in Latin America RIGHTS ABUSES
Julia Michaels, Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
THE right to freedom of the press is still in jeopardy in Latin America and the Caribbean, despite the spread of democracy in the region, the Inter-American Press Association concluded in a recent meeting here.
"Only two countries ... are not democratic right now, but paradoxically, the new democracies and the old democracies are starting to find ways - not as brutal as the old dictatorships but more subtle and nonetheless equally offensive - to limit the freedom of the press," says Juan Emmanuel Santos, deputy publisher of El Tiempo, a top Colombian daily newspaper.
The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) is a group of North, Central, South American, and …
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