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  • Jun 12017

    Repressive Laws and Violence Restrict Latin American Free Expression, Women Journalists Say

    Increasingly restrictive media regulations and the “law of terror and violence” are the greatest threats to freedom of expression in Latin America, members of a panel of women journalists said at a recent Connectas-ICFJ conference in Medellín, Colombia.

    In Venezuela, most of the traditional media are now completely controlled by the government, said Ronna Rísquez, an investigative reporter for RunRunes, a leading Venezuelan online news organization. “Digital news media are the only ones reporting the news that the government wants to keep hidden,” she added.