Roxana Lizárraga, Minister of Communication in Bolivia, stated that journalists have been identified who are causing sedition and assured that both nationals and foreigners will be responsible to Bolivian law.
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Roxana Lizárraga señaló que se tiene identificados a los periodistas “que están causando sedición” y aseguró que tanto nacionales como extranjeros “tienen que responder a la ley boliviana”. pic.twitter.com/GtswD1W4Ft— La Jornada (@lajornadaonline) November 14, 2019
The law will be applied against “those journalists or pseudo-journalists who are seditious”, whether national or foreign, warned the new Minister of Communication of Bolivia, Roxana Lizárraga.The official called for a “journalism of honesty” and to avoid the “social upheaval” sought by Evo Morales,the embassy of Cuba and Venezuela, who “want to put us on our knees.”
In recent days, Reporters Without Borders has called upon all sectors of Bolivian society to respect journalists as they work to report events in that country.
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