Media and Freedom of Expression in the Americas - English

This manual intends to illustrate the most serious threats to freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Latin America, and it reviews international treaties that guarantee freedom of expression as a fundamental human right necessary for democracy. Some 350 journalists from more than 150 communities in Latin America participated in seminars and shared their individual experiences. Journalists working in major cities, as well as those from provinces and small towns where the media generally are more easily intimidated, discussed threats to freedom of expression and of the press, and learned about local and international laws affecting these human rights.