Argentina: FOPEA warned before the UN about the use of the Judiciary to attack journalists

  • Source: Fopea
  • July 29, 2022

"For the first time in its 20 years, [news organization] FOPEA presented before the United Nations (UN) a warning about attacks from the political power towards journalism that affect freedom of expression in Argentina. Specifically, three cases of judicial harassment of journalists in [Argentina] were highlighted.

These relate to the persecutions suffered by journalists Irene Benito, Daniel Santoro and Daniel Enz. All of them came under pressure and had to face court cases that sought to silence their voices.

The presentation was made before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCHR) in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), to which all Member States must submit every four and a half years."

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