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Guardian – Freedom of expression at risk in Latin America

Date: Apr 15, 2011

Discussion of issues confronting members of the media in Latin America:

Freedom of expression is at risk across Latin America, with journalists being killed, kidnapped, threatened and prosecuted. And, in several countries, there is impunity for crimes against journalists.

That’s the conclusion of delegates who attended the recent mid-year meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).

The organisation’s report concluded: “The gloomy record of journalists being murdered continued to expand during the last six months in Latin America, where the state of freedom of expression deteriorated enormously in nearly all of the Americas, particularly in Argentina and Ecuador.”

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