Andina

Peru: The Government I represent defends democracy, press freedom and plurality

13:41 | Jaen (Cajamarca region), Dec. 3.

The President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday emphasized that his administration defends democracy, freedom of the press, and plurality.

During a visit to Jaen Hospital, the Head of State stressed that —since the beginning of his term in office (March 2018)— there is absolute press freedom in private and State-run media outlets, and it will remain in place.

"The Government that I represent defends democracy and the fundamental pillars of democracy. What are those pillars? Freedom of expression and freedom of the press. They are based on plurality, the plurality that we demonstrate every day," he expressed.

In this sense, the statesman said that —in order to respect freedom of the press— it is necessary to act with plurality, transparency, and objectivity at the news outlets run by the Government and which represent the Peruvian State.

On the other hand, the top official underlined that he has the best impression of former National Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP) Chairman Hugo Coya and of the new head of this organization Eduardo Guzman.

"Both have a background in the framework of respecting plurality, objectivity, transparency, and freedom of expression," he added.

(END) JCC/CVC/MVB

Published: 12/3/2019
Most read