In an unusual gesture regarding his latest statements about the media, President Pedro Castillo issued a greeting this October 1 on the occasion of the Journalist Day, which takes place this Saturday.
This greeting, which was published on the official account of Castillo Terrones this weekend, was extended “to the journalists who practice the profession responsibly, without bias or discrimination and under principles of objectivity”.
In addition, the president pointed out that during his administration “he would continue to respect freedom of the press and expression” despite the fact that in previous tweets he reneged against the media after the dissemination of the passenger manifest of his trip to Chiclayo, in which he appears the name of an alleged relative of his, accused of being Lay Vasquezwhich bore a resemblance to the fugitive’s name Friar Vasquez Castillo.
On that occasion, the president castle branded the media that revealed said uncovering as “a lie of tabloid media servile to the mafias”, despite the fact that he never explained whose name was recorded in the documents of the presidential plane.
these statements They are also added to the lack of willingness of the head of state to answer questions from the press, rejecting interviews with national media, unless they are the state channel and avoiding responding to the investigations that are taking place against him.
The unwillingness to respond to questions from citizens also was warned by the special rapporteur for freedom of expression of the International Commission on Human Rights in May of this year, Peter Bacca, who even witnessed how the media were prevented from entering through the side door of the headquarters of the Executive.
“We see that these are difficult days for the press”he pointed out on that occasion, before regretting these actions. “I had to witness at the exit of the previous meeting (in the Government Palace) an image that I regret”he concluded.