Freedom of expression restrictions remain in Bolivian electoral law

Press groups in Bolivia criticized the “hasty” and “incomplete” reform of the Electoral Systems Law, which will continue to bar media outlets from reporting on or airing opinions about judicial elections, Los Tiempos reports.

The National Press Association (ANP), the National Bolivian Journalists’ Association (ANPB), the Association of Bolivian Broadcasters (ASBORA), and the La Paz Journalists’ Association (APLP) continue to argue that Article 82 in the electoral law limits freedom of the press and expression, FM Bolivia adds.

The same groups had previously lauded President Evo Morales for announcing plans to remove the clauses in question.

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Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.