Human Traffic Watch

New anti-human trafficking law in Bolivia would affect media outlets’ finances, journalists say

In Human Trafficking on March 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

​The National Press Association of Bolivia, or ANP, described new rules in the country’s law against human trafficking as an “attack” on freedom of expression and the “confiscation” of media outlets’ financial resources, news portal Los Tiempos reported. The new rules, which were approved on Feb. 6, orders newspapers, magazines, TV channels and radio stations to publish and broadcast obligatory notices to help prevent and educate people about human trafficking crimes, the portal added.

“The good intentions of educating citizens thus suffers (when imposing) a profound distortion, instead of coordinating with the media, something we have always been willing to do for the purpose of orienting and helping citizens keep safe,” said the organization through a press release, the portal said.

Source: Knight Center

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