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In five Latin American countries, COVID-19 responses restrict press freedom, CPJ, TrustLaw find

  • Source: CPJ
  • June 30, 2021

"In Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, and Peru, emergency measures in response to COVID-19 restricted the media’s capacity to report freely and the public’s ability to access information, including critical information about public health interventions and the pandemic itself, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw program found. The report, published June 8, also found that legislation that predated COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic was used to prosecute individuals for publishing 'false news' about the pandemic."

 

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