UNITED STATES WHEREAS the news media of the United States are required to obtain licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department to operate news bureaus in Cuba WHEREAS a few U.S. newspapers have recently received permission from Cuba to open bureaus in Havana WHEREAS Principle 5 of the Declaration of Chapultepec states that, “prior censorship, restrictions on the circulation of the media or dissemination of their reports, forced publication of information, the imposition of obstacles to the free flow of news, and restrictions on the activities and movements of journalists directly contradict freedom of the press,” Principle 10 states that, “no news medium nor journalist may be punished for publishing the truth or criticizing or denouncing the government” THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE IAPA RESOLVES to call on the government of the United States to end the licensing requirement for news bureaus in Cuba as well as any other restrictions on news coverage in Cuba to instruct the IAPA officers to coordinate an effort to bring about the removal of these restrictions on press freedom.