martes, 5 de octubre de 2010

Journalists Strike

Journalists in 7 of Bolivia’s 9 departments were today due to mobilize in opposition to articles 16 and 23 of the new anti-racism law. Union representatives from every department except La Paz and Cochabamba announced a day of marches and strikes, with the national leadership declaring that they were not against the spirit of the law, but against the attempt to control freedom of expression. The articles which have provoked the ire of journalists across the country, provide for economic sanctions as well as the suspension of licence to be levied against any media outlet which publishes racist and discriminatory ideas, and denies media owners and workers the right to claim any immunity from prosecution.

14 comentarios:

  1. I like this... btw, Beating Inertia has a new Q&A post!

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  2. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  3. interesting to see how this develops

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  4. I'm not sure as to what this means, can you eloborate more ??

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  5. I enjoyed your point of view in this post

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  6. I liked your perspective in this one... I'm going to have to agree with you

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  7. I don't think I've ever seen a journalists strike before, let us know how it turns out.

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