Peru Ombudsman’s Office urges President to respect freedom of expression in the country

A tweet by the Peruvian Ombudsman office read, ‘We urge President Pedro Castillo to respect and guarantee Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press, avoiding any attack on the media. His hostile discourse has already generated acts of violence against women and men of the press’. This was after a statement from the President during a meeting with graduates of the Armed Forces, where he was quoted to have said that the national press is biased and is lying to the country.

‘We recall that journalistic work is of fundamental importance for democratic States, which must guarantee the right of society to receive information in a truthful manner, through the protection and promotion of the free flow of information,’ added the Ombudsman’s Office.