How does the press looks like in Peru? (Challenge!)
While I was in Lima the last time, I lived a historical moment. For the first time since 1895, the president of the country resigned.
This was due to some political scandals related to big corruption cases.
Why do I bring this up? Because I was very lucky to be staying only one block away from his house and got see with my own eyes what was happening and how the press was behaving, and I gladly saw that here press is free to talk about anything. Reporters pretty much made camp a few meters of his house and even though the security line didn’t let them reach the house, there wasn’t a single moment of repression or mistreatment.
While on TV and newspapers you could easily find opinions from government members as well of the opposition. When reading and asking around, Peruvians think the press is quite free here, but as in a lot of countries, big media is owned by a just a few and they have their own interests, so if someday they fail to deliver objective information, Peruvians turn to alternative media.