Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2003 - Puerto Rico, 2003, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46e69161c.html [accessed 5 December 2016]
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The press freedom situation was quite good, but a dangerous precedent was created when three TV stations were forced to hand over their film to a court.
A court upheld on 13 August 2002 an appeal by the TV stations Televicentro, Telemundo and Univisión against a court order on 11 July for them to hand over to justice officials all film their reporters had taken of clashes sparked by a 20 June demonstration by supporters of the opposition New Progressive Party (PNP).