Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The return of Mauricio Funes

In February, Mauricio Funes and his popular morning interview show was taken off the air by Channel 12 in El Salvador. As noted then, the firing of Funes raised concerns in many circles about freedom of expression and the silencing of one of the independent voices in Salvadoran media.

Monday morning, Funes returned to the air on a different channel. He has the same 6:30 a.m. time slot, and his first interview guest was president Tony Saca.

Everyone interested in the development of a mature political process in the country should be happy with this development.

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