Bolivian bishops criticize new anti-racism law, defend freedom of the press
Catholic World News - October 15, 2010
Citing the possibility of “censorship” and “forms of authoritarianism,” Bolivia’s bishops have issued a statement warning against possible applications of the nation’s new Law Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination. The provisions punish journalists who print statements deemed racist or discriminatory, leading to fears that the socialist regime is attempting to squelch opposition.
At the same time, the bishops made clear that they oppose racism and discrimination, and they called upon 27 journalists to end their hunger strike against the provisions.
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