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Freedom of press suffered a clear setback in the Americas

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This is the assessment made by Carlos Jornet, chairman of the Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), as the 77th General Assembly of that organization began this Tuesday in virtual format.

Seventeen journalists have been murdered since the previous General Assembly, also held virtually in October 2020. Of those murders, nine occurred since last April, when the annual interim Assembly took place.

Six journalists died violently in Mexico, one in Colombia, one in Brazil, and one in Haiti, says Jornet, of the Argentine daily La Voz del . . .

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