High court’s landmark ruling boost freedom of expression: Media
Santo Domingo.- Media directors on Thursday said the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling against Article 46 of the Law on freedom of expression as unconstitutional, helps ease the hardships still hobbling Dominican Republic’s journalists.
Hoy newspaper editor-in-chief Bienvenido Alvarez hailed the ruling but noted that it should be extended to journalists, writers and everyday users of social media.
While Miguel Franjul, his colleague at Listin Diario, called it a precedent for the Dominican press as it releases it from one of the strongest and most limiting yokes of the last half century.
For El Nuevo Diario editor in chief Persio Maldonado, the ruling isn’t final but nonetheless marks a “transcendental” step forward.