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MercoPress – Organized crime and authoritarian rulers, main threat for journalists in the Americas

The president of the Inter American Press Association says that the policies of Ecuador President Rafael Correa are “intolerant” and that there could be “dictatorial” measures:

“The two great freedom of the press enemies in the Americas are organized crime that kills journalists, intimidates to force self-censorship as has been happening in Colombia for years and now is emerging with significant strength in Mexico, and on the other side intolerant authoritarian governments”, said IAPA president during a meeting in Quito, Ecuador.

“Strangely enough there is a parallelism between organized crime and these authoritarian rulers”, since “both try to control and prevent the flow of information going to the community”, added Marroquin

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