Accountability systems

The closest thing to a system of responsibility in Guatemala is what is mentioned in the Freedom of Speech constitutional law, which regulates the procedures that the media and journalists must face in the event that one of their publications damages the rights of a person. The law requires that published articles are always signed by the author; otherwise, the responsibility falls on the legal representative of the media.

Media manage their own system of responsibility and respond to the criteria of its directors, shareholders or donors.