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Peru signs Inter American Press Association's Declaration

ANDINA/Oscar Farje

09:20 | Lima, May. 3.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday signed the Inter American Press Association's (IAPA) Declaration of Chapultepec aimed at guaranteeing freedom of press and speech in Peru.

By means of said document, the Peruvian Government reaffirms its commitment to freedom by guaranteeing that no law or act will limit freedom of speech or press in the country.
 
As is known, the Declaration of Chapultepec was adopted by the Hemisphere Conference on Free Speech held in Mexico City on March 11, 1994. 

According to IAPA, "a free press enables societies to resolve their conflicts, promote their wellbeing and protect their liberty. No law or act of government may limit freedom of expression or of the press, whatever the medium."

The signing ceremony was held at the Government Palace's Golden Hall within the framework of the IAPA meeting taking place in Lima on May 3-4.

The event will gather journalists from around the world.   

Among IAPA's most relevant Peruvian members: Silvia Miro Quesada and Alejandro Miro Quesada Cisneros (Editor and President of El Comercio newspaper's Advisory Council, respectively) stand out.

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Published: 5/2/2017
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