Dominican Republic

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC A new electoral law that imposes conditions on political advertising and polling is a theoretical threat to press freedom, but in practice the government has not enforced the restrictions. Libel charges against a newspaper in Santiago have been filed by the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), led by former president Juan Bosch, but the newspaper has experienced a swelling of public opinion in its favor. Radio Enriquello continues with problems as a result of broadcasting programs in Creole beamed to Haiti.