The Board of Spokespersons of the Parliament continues without lifting the ban on the press entering the chamber, despite the request made yesterday by different journalistic associations in which it was demanded that access to the galleries of the Congress.
In a statement, the Board of Spokespersons indicated that by the end of May the chroniclers’ room will be enabled for the press to enter and that facilities will be given for the work of journalists who cover the Congress, but it is mentioned that it will be possible to access other spaces of the Legislative Palace once the “report of the Civil Defense Institute” is available.
“As has already been announced, the repairs and conditioning of the parliamentary chroniclers room are being carried out, which will be reopened on May 31, 2022, lAfter the period it was closed due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic″, reads in the statement.
“The Board of Spokespersons shows its best disposition so that the journalists enter the Hemicycle as soon as the report of the National Institute of Civil Defense is available, which has already been requested add writing.
In this session of the Board of Spokespersons, the request of the journalistic unions was addressed, who held a demonstration outside Parliament yesterday. Representatives from the Press and Society Institute (IPYS), the Peruvian Press Council (CPP) and the National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP) were present at the event.
It should be noted that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided that the press cannot enter the plenary session of Congress, a measure that has been maintained to date.