The rapporteur for freedom of expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Pedro Vaca, indicated that, during his visit to Peru, he is scheduled to meet with authorities from “all branches of power.”
In statements to the press, after holding a meeting with the Ombudsman, Eliana Revollar, at the Ombudsman’s headquarters, in downtown Lima, the rapporteur indicated that, once he collects information from the different actors, he will issue an opinion on the situation in Peru regarding freedom of expression.
“We have requested meetings from all branches of public power, they are being held in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, are meetings with all the branches of public power and I am confident that all the meetings will take place”, referred.
“We have a task of monitoring the situation, in February, several press organizations invited the rapporteur to make this visit, fortunately the State and the Peruvian Government have allowed this meeting to take place”, he added.
The presence of the rapporteur occurs after the Ombudsman reported on the acts in which the Executive power violated the standards on freedom of expression and information.
In addition, the Ombudsman indicated that they have released another report in which they realize that there have been persistent violations of the standards on freedom of expression, hostile attitudes and speeches against the media, absence of corrective measures and protection actions, insufficient registration of journalists, intensified physical attacks against the press and that it was necessary to strengthen the autonomy of the National Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP).