Miami (March 23, 2010)– After adopting 23 resolutions that will be sent to government officials of several countries in the Americas, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) ended its biannual membership meeting in Aruba. The meeting was to review the state of freedom of expression and of the press throughout the region.
The resolutions state the organization’s positions on specific issues and were adopted at its Midyear Meeting held in the Aruban capital, Oranjestad, March 19-22. The resolutions deal with the climate of intolerance, discrimination, obstacles to access to pubic information, arbitrary placement of official advertising, and the imposition of laws and regulations that place restrictions on the press, among other developments, and will be sent to officials in Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Organization of American States and the United Nations.
To view the resolutions, and country-by-country reports, in English, Spanish and Portuguese please go to www.sipiapa.org