Columbia’s new ICT law meddles with press freedom

Colombia’s new ICT law grants excessive government control over the media, claimed press freedom foundation FLIP and civil liberty advocates. President Ivan Duque signed off on the law in June, that allegedly gives the government excessive control over public broadcasting and the bodies in charge of licensing. FLIP, the Colombian Commission of Jurists and the Karisma Foundation, which monitors human rights online the Constitutional Court to declare the law unconstitutional.