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IAPA concerned about pressure on official sources in El Salvador

  • Source: IAPA
  • September 24, 2021

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) expressed concern about the reprisals that a high official of the government of El Salvador would take against two journalists for using anonymous official sources in a report.

On his Twitter account, President Nayib Bukele's lawyer and legal advisor, Javier Argueta, threatened to initiate legal proceedings against journalists Karen Moreno and Beatriz Benítez of GatoEncerrado magazine. The journalists used an anonymous source to report on a meeting between Argueta and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). In that meeting, Argueta advanced that the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court would back Bukele's presidential reelection."

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