Free Media in Latin America Face Government Hostility

Press freedom has experienced a disturbing decline in several Latin American countries in the past decade, said Karin Karlekar, project director of the Freedom of the Press survey, at a July 9 event hosted by Freedom House and the American Task Force Argentina. She cited examples of Argentina and Venezuela, where there is government aversion to media scrutiny, and Ecuador, where outlets often face heavy licensing regulations and monetary harassment.

See photos from the event here.
Read a summary from the event here.