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Medina’s government is firm on freedom of the press

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina on Sunday stressed the Dominican government’s commitment with freedom of the press and of expression in the effort to protect and serve the citizens’ right to information and the free exercise of journalism.

Medina headed the opening of the Inter American Press Association’s (IAPA) midyear meeting in Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, to review freedom of the press in the Americas. The conclave ends today Monday.

The Dominican leader said proof of the progress is the improved ranking in the World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders.

He said the report shows that Dominican Republic advanced 17 positions in the last three years, from 80 in 2012 to 63 in 2015. “I’m confident that the next report will record a significantly greater progress.”|

“I say this, of course, because the main complaint of the journalists’ guild in our country found response last February when the Constitutional Court struck down seven articles of Law 6132 on Freedom of Expression and Dissemination of Thought, in effect since 1962,” Medina said.

Source: DT

April 11, 2016

Category: DR News |

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