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Defending and promoting freedom of expression as a fundamental human right
Screenshot of Pedro Vaca and Vanina Berghella during interview

IFEX-exclusive interview with IACHR Special Rapporteur Pedro Vaca Villarreal

At a time when the Americas region is facing critical freedom of expression & information challenges, we’re publishing an exclusive interview with Pedro Vaca, the new Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR). 

During the 45-minute video interview, recorded just a few weeks after Vaca was named to the role, journalist Vanina Berghella asks him about a wide range of issues and priorities for the Americas region — everything from the impact of COVID-19 on the media and the digital divide to gendered attacks on freedom of expression, journalist safety, and the responsibilities of digital platforms at a time when hate speech and misinformation are on the rise.