Dominican Republic's civil society unites to defend freedom of expression

"For the Dominican Society of Newspapers (SDD, by its Spanish acronym), the Dominican College of Journalists (CDP) and the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) it is 'striking and dangerous' that various laws seek to consistently affect freedom of expression and the practice of journalism in the Dominican Republic.

Persio Maldonado, director of El Nuevo Diario and president of the SDD, José Beato, of the SNTP and Aurelio Henríquez, of the Dominican College of Journalists (CDP), warned during public hearings about the possible dangers that would exist if a 'bill regulating State propaganda and advertising' were to become law without modifications."

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