PERU WHEREAS • the new penal code of Peru includes provisions which potentially place limits on freedom of expression, restricting even the rights spelled out, clearly and precisely, in the Constitution • this latent threat to the freedom of expression implied in several clauses in the code was recognized as such by legal experts and was denounced in the previous IAPA Midyear Meeting • this latent danger to press freedom became a concrete limitation in the last few days when a journalist was called before the judicial system and warned not to publish recorded conversations concerning investigations into an alleged constitutional breach by former president Alan García THE 47th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE IAPA RESOLVES • to ask government authorities to amend the penal code, which potentially and in fact limits freedom of expression, in violation of the guarantees for such freedom enshrined in the constitution.