19 oct. 2010

Bolivia: Anti-Racist Law

Bolivians to Participate in Regulation of Anti-Racist Law
La Paz, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government called on all sectors of society to participate from Monday in the regulatory process of the Law against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination, enacted on Friday. 

La Paz, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government called on all sectors of society to participate from Monday in the regulatory process of the Law against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination, enacted on Friday.
According to Vice Minister of Government Coordination, Wilfredo Chavez, the regulation requires a 90-day period to make regulations for its implementation.

Chavez lamented that some organizations of journalists and media owners, such as the National Press Association, have refused to take part in these discussions because they consider the initiative a restriction on freedom of expression.

The representative of the Bolivian Chapter of Human Rights, Democracy and Development, Victor Vacaflores, told the state network Radio Patria Nueva and the television channel TV Bolivia that 90 percent of the anti-racism law instructs the Executive to build a culture of equality and harmony.

Only 10 percent of that regulation refers to the media and journalists who seek to repeal two articles (16 and 23).

All we ask is that "you calmly read the law and there you will discover the intention and the will to build a country in harmony. We must, again, build our relationships, our language, all designed for better living" , Chavez stressed.