President Arévalo Reaffirms Respect for the Freedom of Expression

The Government of Guatemala has withdrawn complaints against people who expressed their opinions on social media.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by R. Morales -AGN-. The Government of Guatemala, through the General Secretariat of the Presidency, filed a dismissal of a complaint against a group of people who expressed their opinions through the social network X, formerly Twitter.

President Bernardo Arévalo announced the dismissal in a message posted on different social networks.

Press freedom 

President Arévalo stated that he met with a joint mission of the Inter American Press Association -IAPA- and the Committee to Protect Journalists -CPJ-. President Arévalo explained in his message that he reaffirmed his commitment to press freedom with both organizations.

In his message, the president emphasized that journalism is the pillar of democracy and should never be persecuted or intimidated. He also stated that his administration is committed to freedom of expression, and for this reason, he decided to take the actions mentioned above.

He also highlighted that no one will be persecuted for their opinions in his administration.

President Arévalo pointed out that freedom of the press and expression are fundamental pillars of democracy. 

Last week, the government ordered the removal of the metallic fences that had remained in front of the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura and the Presidential House. With these actions, President Bernardo Arévalo shows that Guatemala is advancing.

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