Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Free Press in South America?

As we all should know the press have a right to publish anything in the United States. However, we cannot say the same thing about our neighboring countries/continents. As you can see in the picture above, South America is somewhat free. But what exactly does that mean? And just recently, the Venezuelan court has filed a motion against the Venezuelan media owner for spreading false information and insulting the President at the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) meeting the week before.

However, thanks to social media, things are getting a little sketchy. In Cuba, Yoani Sánchez, takes the internet by storm by writing her posts then sending them to some friends in the U.S. And think South America is bad? You should see the other side of the world, it's pretty...red. The image above is part of the Newseum's exhibit which shows who has free press and who doesn't

Do you think the press has a right to publish anything?
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