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El Salvador government accused of gagging press

Thursday, July 13, 2017

El Salvador's government has proposed a new bill which says the press should self-regulate to produce "non-violent" content and promote peace.
It is part of wider strategy to reduce the country's murder rate, one of the world's highest according to the UN.

Critics accuse the state of trying to censor the press. But the security minister has justified the bill, saying the measures would be introduced to protect the population's mental health.

Source: BBC