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New law in Dominican Republic would censor press and social media users

"A constitutional law that intends to regulate the exercise of the right to privacy, honor, good name and self-image, was approved in the Senate. The bill proposed by the senator from Bahoruco, Melania Salvador, contains a series of articles that could directly clash with freedom of expression.

Although of a civil, and not criminal, nature, the bill which must now be endorsed by the Chamber of Deputies. Then, its subsequent referral to President Luis Abinader, for its enactment. This could represent obstacles to the free exercise of the press in the country.

But also with the way Dominicans handle themselves on social networks, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook."

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