WHEREAS The Host Committee, chaired by Bartolomé Mitre, La Nación. Buenos Aires, Argentina and composed of Grupo Clarin's Marcela Noble Herrera, Saturnino Herrero Mitjans, Martín Etchevers and Mariana Pérez Florez, Buenos Aires, Argentina; La Nación's Norberto Frigerio, Dolores Mitre and Daniela Valletta, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Diario Popular's Jorge Fascetto, Buenos Aires, Argentina; El Día's Raúl Kraiselburd, La Plata, Argentina; Diario Rio Negro's Nélida Rajneri, General Roca, Argentina; El Diario's Leonor B.M. de Etchevehere, Paraná, Entre Rios, Argentina; Diario de Cuyo's Francisco Montes, San Juan, Argentina; La Voz del Interior's Osvaldo Salas, Cordoba, Argentina; La Nueva Provincia's Alejandro Massot, Bahia Blanca, Argentina; El Litoral's Gustavo Vittori, Santa Fé, Argentina and Infobae's Patricia Santa Marina, Buenos Aires, and La Gaceta's Daniel Dessein, Tucuman, Argentina provided an atmosphere of hospitality and cordiality conducive to professional and social activities WHEREAS the General Assembly received the generous support of the following organizations that sponsored hospitality events, offered services and provided useful and informative material and equipment: Banco Galicia, Papel Prensa, Ricoh, the Argentine Confederation of Mid-sized Businesses - Confederación Argentina de la Mediana Empresa, CAME, Zurich, Dell, Officenet, Medicus and Organización Techint 1, Jean-Pierre Joyeria, the Buenos Aires City government WHEREAS Dr, Julio César Cobos, Vice President of the Argentine Republic and President of the Chamber of Deputies honored us with his presence and opening remarks at the IAPA General Assembly´s official opening ceremony on Monday, November 9 WHEREAS Dr. Julio María Sanguinetti, former president of Uruguay, addressed assembly delegates during the Monday, November 9th inaugural luncheon and was introduced by Alejandro Aguirre, Diario Las Américas, Miami, Florida WHEREAS Dr. César Gaviria, former President of Colombia and Carlos D. Mesa Gisbert, former President of Bolivia addressed assembly delegates on Monday, November 9th in a panel on press freedom in the Western Hemisphere moderated by Gonzalo Marroquín, Prensa Libre, Guatemala WHEREAS Gabriela Michetti, elected representative from Buenos Aires to the National Chamber of Deputies addressed assembly delegates during a formal luncheon on Saturday, November 7th and was introduced by Francisco Montes, Diario de Cuyo, San Juan, Argentina WHEREAS David Hawley, Senior Advisor of the External Relations Department of the International Monetary Fund addressed assembly delegates during a formal luncheon on Sunday, November 8th, and was introduced by Juan Luis Correa, La Estrella, El Siglo, Panama WHEREAS Bartolomé Mitre, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Ricardo Kirschbaum, the daily Clarin, Buenos Aires, Argentina presented opening remarks on behalf of the Host Committee WHEREAS Gustavo Mohme, President of La República Group, Lima Peru; Dan Pacheco, Senior Manager of Digital Products,, Bakersfield, California; Federico Türpe, Senior Editor, La Gaceta, Tucumán, Argentina and Benjamin Morales, Deputy Director, Primera Hora, Puerto Rico held a successful seminar presenting case histories of mid-size newspapers succeeding by adding new products WHEREAS Magdalena Ruiz Guiñazú, journalist, La Nación and Perfil, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Maria Saénz Quesada, Deputy Director of Todo es Historia, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rodolfo Terragno, journalist and politician, presented visions of the progress of thirteen American nations celebrating their bicentennials in 2010 and 2011 in the panel discussion The lights and shadows surrounding Latin America's bicentennials WHEREAS Daniel Arcucci, Editor and Sports Editor, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ricardo Roa, Deputy General Editor, Clarín and Director, Olé, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Luiz Fernando Gomes, Editor in Chief, Lance!, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Rogelio Rengel Jr., Editor and International Editions Director of Don Balón, Madrid, Spain, held a successful and engaging seminar on Successful formulas for sports papers WHEREAS Luis Vinker, News Director, La Razón, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Carlos Echeverry, President, La Maquina de Ideas, Bolivia and Mexico and Juan Tillard, General Director of Día a Día, Córdoba, Argentina, held a successful seminar on lessons on how to increase circulation numbers for popular and free newspapers WHEREAS Carlos Jornet, News Director, La Voz del Interior, Córdoba, Argentina; María O'Donnell, political reporter and author, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Marco Aguinis, writer and academic, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Julio Blanck, Clarin, Buenos Aires, Argentina conducted an educational and successful panel discussion on the new, subtle tools of censorship WHEREAS Jorge Fascetto, President of the Board of Directors, Diario Popular, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Carlos Pagni, political columnist, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mariano Grondona, political columnist, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Juan Tokatlián, Professor of International Relations, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires Argentina presented an insightful and successful panel discussion on their visions of where Latin America's powers-that-be are heading WHEREAS Miguel Wiñazki, Director of Journalism Master's Degree Programs for Clarin and San Andrés University; Mike Smith, Executive Director, Media Management Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Claudio Jacquelin, Journalism Program Torcuato Di Tella University and La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ernesto Gore, director of the business department, San Andres University, Buenos Aires, Argentina presented reports and led an enthusiastic discussion on the new management skills needed for the new media reality WHEREAS Marcos Foglia, New Media Manager, Clarín Global; Alejandro Piscitelli, new media philosopher, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Guillermo Pérez, Consultant, El Pais, Montevideo, Uruguay, held a successful panel discussion on ethics on the internet based on tthe IAPA's Aspirations WHEREAS Alex Grijelmo, President, EFE, Madrid, Spain; Malte von Trotha, President, DPA, Hamburg, Germany; Francis Kohn, Director, AFP Latin America, Montevideo, Uruguay; Javier Ghia, Regional Director, Bloomberg, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ed McCullough, Director, Spanish Print and New Media Markets, AP, New York and Rosalina Thomas, Vice President of Sales, Reuters, New York presented a successful and informative seminar on how international news agencies are enriching their offerings to help newspapers increase readership WHEREAS Silvana Giudice, a nationa legislator and President, Freedom of Expression Committee of the National Chamber of Deputies, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Luis Pardo Sainz, President, International Association of Broadcasting, Montevideo, Uruguay and Gustavo Vittori, President, Argentine Association of Newspapers (ADEPA) held a successful and lively debate on Argentina's A/V Communications Law: threats to freedom, staying power and editorial independence WHEREAS Bartolomé Mitre, Director, La Nación, Buenos Aries, Argentina; Natalio Botana, Professor Emeritus, University Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Eduardo van der Kooy, Editor and columnist, Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Joaquín Morales Solá, journalist and columnist La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina, held an informative and engaging panel on attacks on freedom of the press with a focus on recent events in Buenos Aires WHEREAS Alejo Miro Quesada, Director, Cosas International, Lima Peru; Ricardo Lorenzetti, Chief Justice to the Supreme Court, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gregorio Badeni, Constitutional Lawyer, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Asdrúbal Aguiar, lawyer and former Justice on the Inter-American Human Rights Court, Caracas, Venezuela, held an educational, informative and successful panel on the new trends in Latin American press freedom case law WHEREAS Adrián Ventura, political columnist, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Itamar Melo, Journalist, Zero Hora, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Hector D´Amico, General Editor, la Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Ricardo Kirschbaum, General Editor, Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, presented an informative and successful discussion on using in-depth reporting as a positioning and branding factor THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE IAPA RESOLVES to express on behalf of the president, its officers, directors and members its deepest gratitude and appreciation to the people and enterprises that contributed to and supported this 65th General Assembly.