Freedom of Expression and Censorship

Authored by: Gabriela Gómez Rodríguez , Frida V. Rodelo

The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  March  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138479821
eBook ISBN: 9781351064705
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The freedom of expression (FE hereinafter) is a fundamental right whose forms of interference occur in various types and degrees in countries of the American continent (→ Human Rights, II/35). In addition to repressive norms, access limitations to government public information, and financial restrictions, in many countries of the continent (particularly in Latin America) violence and coercion against journalists and media are persistent (→ Journalism, III/32). Thus, lack of resources to achieve a diversity of voices and the antagonism of the state and other powers are FE problems still coexisting in most American countries.

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