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Topic “Bolivia”

On the eve of presidential elections in Bolivia, two fact-checking initiatives put a magnifying glass on political discourse

A message allegedly written by Bolivian President Evo Morales on his Twitter account congratulating drug traffickers Joaqín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and Pablo Escobar on the occasion of Teacher’s Day on June 6 went viral in the country. Read more »


Bolivian state telecommunications company announces criminal proceedings against journalist for report

A Bolivian journalist who reported alleged irregularities in the contracting of the country's state telecommunications company could be criminally prosecuted. Read more »


Journalistic associations from seven Latin American countries form alliance to monitor freedom of expression in the region

United not only by cultural and geographical similarities, but also by the type of problems that their countries face politically, economically and socially, seven journalistic organizations have formed the Voces del Sur alliance to systematize the monitoring freedom of expression in their countries. Read more »


Bolivian journalists declare an ‘emergency’ regarding parts of new Penal Code that criminalize defamation

The National Association of Bolivian Journalists (ANPB, for its initials in Spanish) and the Association of Journalists of La Paz (APLP) have declared an “emergency” in rejection of articles of the country’s new Penal Code the entities say could be used against profes Read more »


Bolivian journalist delivers harassment complaint against former manager of state TV to President Evo Morales

Bolivian journalist Yadira Peláez took matters into her own hands after she apparently felt an investigation into her complaint of sexual harassment was going nowhere.

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Defamation case against Bolivian journalist terminated after he recants statement about President Morales

A Bolivian judge shelved legal proceedings against journalist Humberto Vacaflor that were started after President Evo Morales filed a case against the journalist for criminal defamation.


Bolivian journalists reject government's documentary that seeks to discredit independent journalism

A number of journalistic associations in Bolivia have protested against the creation of the documentary “El Cártel de la Mentira” (The Cartel of Lies), which was ordered by the Ministry of the President, led by Juan Ramón Quintana. Read more »


Special Rapporteur of the IACHR finds discord and polarization between Bolivian government and critical media

There is discord between the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales and a large sector of the media, as well as organizations defending freedom of expression, said Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), during a visit to La Paz, according to Página Siete. Read more »


Freedom of expression organizations criticize Bolivian president’s criminal defamation suit against journalist

Freedom of expression organizations criticized the criminal defamation lawsuit that Bolivian President Evo Morales filed against journalist Humberto Vacaflor, winner of the 2016 Freedom Award from the National Association of Bolivian Journalists. Read more »


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