73rd General Assembly
Salt Lake City, Utah

The main threats to press freedom in this period are related to legislative proposals.

The Supreme Court has ruled on the "right to be forgotten," stating clearly that this is not a right recognized by law, and forcing the media outlet to update the published news item. Despite this, Congress has continued moving forward on a proposed law aimed at making this an inalienable right of individuals seeking to have their personal information eliminated form published news items.

Some prosecutors have threatened media outlets that have published information on acts constituting violations of the law on money laundering. This law calls for prison terms for anyone who disseminates any information on the investigation. In practice this constitutes a gag order.

The national government committed itself to submitting to Congress a bill to amend the Constitution. There are doubts about the guarantees for freedom of expression under the amendment.

A set of laws has been proposed to protect privacy, honor, and the image of children or women in vulnerable situations, especially those who have been subjected to violence. However, due to their general and ambiguous nature, these laws could lead to restrictions on news about matters of public interest.