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FLIP report examines press freedom during elections

The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) has released a new report detailing the press freedom situation in Colombia during the presidential electoral process in March and June. Relying on a network of journalists to provide first-hand information, FLIP was able to monitor the transparency of elections.

The report highlights how the work of journalists was affected while covering political campaigns and rallies, as well as first- and second-round election days (30 March and 20 June). FLIP used reports by journalists received via the Network for the Protection of Journalists (Red de Alerta y Protección a Periodistas), which is made up of 29 correspondents from all over the country.

"It is not acceptable to allow any type of intimidation against reporters, or arbitrary limits on their work when they are attempting to access information that is of interest to the general public," says FLIP. The full report is available in Spanish only.

INFORME SOBRE LIBERTAD DE PRENSA EN EL PROCESO ELECTORAL PRESIDENCIAL 2010
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