WHEREAS, Presidents Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Nayib Bukele of El Salvador, Donald Trump of the United States, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, maintain a stigmatizing and discrediting discourse against journalists and the media
WHEREAS, insults and denigrating remarks against journalists and the media are commonplace in speeches and on social networks, and on many occasions governments resort to the use of troll networks
WHEREAS, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has pointed out that stigmatization generates "a climate that prevents reasonable and pluralistic deliberation on all public matters"
WHEREAS, Article 6 of the Chapultepec Declaration urges that: "The media and journalists should not be subjected to discrimination or favors on the basis of what they write or say
THE 76TH IAPA GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLVES
To call on the presidents of Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico and the United States to stop the practices of discrediting and stigmatizing journalists and media outlets - as they often incite violence