President Abinader says he sees the free press as an ally, not a foe


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Feb 20, 2019

President Luis Abinader signed the Inter American Press Association’s Declaration of Chapultepec and Salta at the Presidential Palace on Friday, 23 October 2020. The signing commits the new Dominican President to guarantee freedom of press and speech in the Dominican Republic. The 53-year old Dominican President Luis Abinader believes free press makes his government better.

In recent years, several Dominican journalists were forced to go off air or close their publications because what they reported clashed with particular interests of persons in government or business.

The signing ceremony, organized by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), was held in the Las Cariátides Hall of the Presidential Palace with the participation of Dominican media members and the president of the IAPA, Christopher Barns.

After signing both declarations, President Abinader said...

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