"We are worried about the accusations against local outlets and reporters by high-ranking officials and public office candidates," the institution warned as it added that journalists from opposition media are being harassed through social networks.
Five days away from the parliamentary and local elections, the IACHR urged authorities not to stigmatize or discredit media and journalists, and not to tolerate threats against the press.
The IACHR alert came shortly after El Salvador's Association of Journalists (APES) denounced 26 attacks to the press during the electoral campaigns ahead of elections.
The most deadly country on Earth (El Salvador iirc) roughly 4% of the population will die from violence.
It pales in comparison to what you find in archeology.. this isn't a high score list, these are average findings (I think)
"President Nayib Bukele must ensure that his officials and political party candidates consider the IACHR recommendations," APES president Angelica Carcamo said.
"Since Bukele took power, he has sought to silence critical and uncomfortable press through stigmatization and discrediting," the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) added.
Recently, local outlet El Faro accused the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of favoring the official media in the elections coverage by granting more accreditations to its journalists than to those from opposition media.
"The abuse of public resources for the private benefit has been a common practice of Bukele. The majority presence of the pro-government media in the election coverage undermines the electoral observation system's independence," El Faro denounced.
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the death of four American churchwomen raped and murdered in El Salvador on the night of December 2, 1980. pic.twitter.com/IDspM07bAU