From Freedom of Expression to the Right to Communication, a new white paper from the Chapultepec Index project


Miami (May 26, 2021).- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) of Venezuela presented a new white paper on freedom of expression as part of the Chapultepec Index project.

The new essay, "From Freedom of Expression to the Right to Communication: Scope and boundaries", written by academic Marcelino Bisbal, is part of the series of white papers, of the IAPA Chapultepec Index project, whose research work is in charge of the UCAB.

The document collects historical background of freedom of expression, its insertion into the public agenda, and examines the behavior of this right in the new digital era. The essay states "democracy and freedom of expression are well intertwined."

The main objective of the Chapultepec Index is to create a ranking of countries in the Western Hemisphere on judicial and legal issues that affect press freedom. It also includes the publication of written essays and diploma courses on freedom of expression for journalists and justice officials.

The first diploma course for judicial assistants in Spanish will begin on July 1. Those interested in applying can do so here.

On July 15, the IAPA and UCAB will launch the third diploma course for journalists. Applicants to participate in this course must register at this link.

Essays are available in Spanish and English.

IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the Americas. It is made up of more than 1,300 publications from the western hemisphere; and is based in Miami, Florida, United States.