The climate of press freedom in the Dominican Republic has been cloudy in recent weeks Police attack on journalistsThe Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) condemned today in its inaugural half-yearly report.
In its document, which will be submitted for approval at the next half-yearly mid-year meeting, the IAPA insisted that police represses were suppressed and removed. Listin Diorio and many more TV news With that Ombudsman, to Pablo Ulova, During a test at a vehicle depot.
Other journalists condemned incidents such as attacks on civilians or restrictions on their training, especially coverage of investigations into corruption cases.
In addition, Complaints were recorded From the media due to the reluctance of the authorities or public institutions to publish information about the welfare of citizens which is duly requested under the Information Free Access Act.
According to the information, Hundreds of requests were not answered Beyond the time limit set by law, the Directorate General of Ethics and Government Integrity has called on public institutions to comply with their obligations and not to commit the crime of concealment.
The disrespect of officials and institutions for the Access Act contradicts the positions re-enacted by President Louis Abinader, who signed it at the end of October 2020, in order to protect press and freedom of expression. Sapultebek’s Declarations And Salta, respectively, added SIP.
In early April, the report recalled that the Dominican Society of Newspapers (SDD) had expressed concern about attempts by individuals or their lawyers involved in events or judicial proceedings to withdraw information containing allegations against them. Court.
SDD recalled based on the judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court in 2020. The ownership of digital newspapers is recognized To maintain on their sites information related to “news events” from legitimate, factual or accurate sources.