Resolution presented to the IAPA

WHEREAS the Political Constitution of the State guarantees the right to freedom of expression, of opinion and of information, to correction and to reply, and the right to freely emit ideas through any media of dissemination, without prior censorship

WHEREAS the State recognizes, respects and protects the private initiative for it to contribute to social economic development and to strengthen the economic independence of the country, and provides guarantees for the freedom of enterprise and the full exercise of business activities

WHEREAS Principle 1 of the Declaration of Chapultepec establishes "No people or society can be free without freedom of expression and of the press. The exercise of this freedom is not something authorities grant; it is an inalienable right of the people."

The IAPA resolves

to call upon the Multinational Legislative Assembly to repeal and abolish all laws that limit, restrict or give rise to self-censorship in the work of the press, impose the dissemination without retribution on privately-owned media and require them to issue governmental messages in national chain without justification

to call upon the Multinational Legislative Assembly for the repeal of the Law on the Creation of Social Companies for representing a threat to press freedom for the media that are undergoing an economic instability inherited from the previous government.