WHEREAS the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador has issued a ruling that restricts freedom of information and of expression, encouraging that the media become regulators or censors of electoral propaganda
WHEREAS Principle 1 of the Declaration of Chapultepec establishes that "No people or society can be free without freedom of expression and of the press. The exercise of this is not something authorities grant, it is an inalienable right of the people" and that Principle 8 establishes that "The membership of journalists in guilds, their affiliation to professional and trade associations and the affiliation of the media with business groups must be strictly voluntary".
THE IAPA MIDYEAR MEETING RESOLVES
to urge the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador, as the maximum authority in the matter, to rectify its last ruling on electoral propaganda, which could lead to practicing prior censorship, expressly prohibited by the Constitution of the Republic
to urge the El Salvador judiciary not to leave in impunity the case of the series of cyber attacks carried out against the online newspapers of La Prensa Gráfica and El Diario de Hoy.