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SIP condemned Trump censorship against The Washington Post

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today expressed concern and condemned the censorship imposed by the virtual candidate for the US presidency by the Republican Party, Donald Trump, against the Washington Post.

Trump announced yesterday that it will revoke the credentials of reporters from The Washington Post for his "incredibly inaccurate" coverage of his campaign.

Claudio Paolillo, chairman of the Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information of the IAPA, said that "the gestures of intolerance debate of ideas from Trump, hinder the freedom of the press and the effective development of electoral democratic process, protected by the United States Constitution. "

Paolillo, director of the weekly , Montevideo, Uruguay added that "because of the Declaration of Chapultepec and the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, public figures must be more tolerant to criticism and scrutiny, besides that no one should be censored or persecuted for reporting. "

"At times, Trump seems Hugo Chavez but speaking in English," Paolillo said.
In addition to The Washington Post, Trump and his team have banned or denied coverage for his campaign to the following media and / or journalists: Politico, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, The Des Moines Register, The Union Leader and Univision, Fusion and Fox News channel.

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