The IAPA called on Javier Milei to “be tolerant of criticism” and questioned his “increasing verbal attacks” against the press

The IAPA called on Javier Milei to “be tolerant of criticism” and questioned his “increasing verbal attacks” against the press
The IAPA called on Javier Milei to “be tolerant of criticism” and questioned his “increasing verbal attacks” against the press

The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) On July 8, the United Nations expressed its “concern over the repeated and increasing verbal attacks” by President Javier Milei against journalists, media outlets and press organizations “that express critical views on the policies of his government.”

“The continental entity urges the president to show tolerance towards criticism and dissent and thus comply with international standards in this area,” said the IAPA in a statement published on its website.

According to the organization, Javier Milei’s X account “has become the vehicle for repeated disqualifications and accusations against journalists.”

Authoritarians don’t like this.

The practice of professional and critical journalism is a fundamental pillar of democracy. That is why it bothers those who believe they are the owners of the truth.

“Through her, [Milei] “raises suspicions of corruption in the press”stated the IAPA in its report on the stigmatization of media outlets and journalists published in April.

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The organization claims that the president “frequently attacks journalists from various media outlets who express criticism of the government, whom he calls ‘liars’, ‘slanderers’, ‘corrupt’, ‘imbeciles’ and ‘envelope-wearers’.”

The SIP also questioned the allegations of “unjustified delays and denials to journalists who expressed critical positions to access the presidential headquarters and other state offices.”

He President of SIP, Roberto Rockstated that “stigmatization is a form of apology for violence that, in addition to inciting violence, deepens the levels of intolerance, divisions and polarization of society.”

Rock urged President Milei’s government not to put obstacles in the way of the work of the press, to facilitate free access to public information and ensure that the debate on issues of citizen interest “is handled with respect, tolerance and within the framework of the principles of freedom of expression enshrined in the Constitution national of Argentina and in the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.”

Javier Milei said that Bolsonaro suffered judicial persecution and slipped in a criticism of Lula’s wealth

Rock also reiterated the invitation to the president to participate in the IAPA Assembly to be held in the Argentine city of Córdoba next October and to adhere to the Chapultepec and Salta declarations, approved by the entity in 1994 and 2018, respectively, with principles on freedom of expression in the traditional press and in the digital era.

He President of the IAPA’s Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, Carlos Jornetpointed out in turn that “The methodology of disqualifying and expressing contempt for journalistic work only serves to exalt public discourse”.

Jornet, journalistic director of the newspaper The voice of the interiorargued that stigmatization, “one of the main instruments used to delegitimize and undermine the credibility of the work of media and journalists, also has the potential to encourage harassment, threats and acts of violence.”


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