About this Report

A CPJ delegation visited Bolivia from June 3 to 8 to examine press freedom conditions. The delegation included Josh Friedman, a CPJ board member and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Carlos Lauría, senior coordinator for CPJ’s Americas program. The delegation met with President Evo Morales, Vice President Álvaro García Linera, senior government officials, journalists, editors, media executives, and human rights activists in the capital, La Paz, and in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. During meetings with CPJ, members of the local press expressed concern about the government’s plans to redraft the constitution. This report was compiled from numerous interviews conducted during the delegation’s mission, from research done by CPJ staff, and from subsequent telephone interviews.