MEXICO-II WHEREAS some Mexican legislators and political parties have announced their decision to submit new bills to regulate the media WHEREAS among these bills there is one that was rejected earlier which, among other things, would create a national communications commission that would be able to judge the media and make recommendations and resolutions against them WHEREAS Principle 1 of the Declaration of Chapultepec states that, “no people or society can be free without freedom of expression and of the press; the exercise of this freedom is not something authorities grant, it is an inalienable right of the people,” Principle 5 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 free¬dom of the press" THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE IAPA RESOLVES to condemn this proposal and any other that would obstruct the free exercise of freedom of expression and the press to ask members of the various parties in the legislature to reject any bill that would regulate and oversee the media and create entities to make resolutions and recommendations about them to urge the executive branch to use its legal authority to end any attempt to inhibit press freedom in Mexico.