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Chile - Bill would criminalize protests, turn journalists into police informers

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the Chilean congress to reject a government bill which, in response to a ninth-month-old wave of protests by students and others, would violate basic rights by criminalizing the expression of opinions in public. It also contains disastrous provisions for journalists covering protests. Signed by President Sebastián Piñera, interior minister Ricardo Hinzpeter and justice minister Teodoro Ribera, and submitted to congress on 1 October, the bill alludes to the (...)

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