Miami (Abril 2, 2022) - The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) starts registration for its semi-annual meeting from April 19 to 21 in a virtual format, open to the public and free of charge. Register at this link.
The meeting will serve to denounce violations of freedom of the press and freedom of expression in all countries of the Americas. The crimes against journalists, thirteen of which occurred in the first quarter of this year, and the deficiencies of the protection systems will be analyzed with greater emphasis.
The situation in Nicaragua will also attract the attention of the regional vice presidents of the IAPA's Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information. As a result, an institutional consensus is expected on a plan of action to reverse the excesses of the dictatorship of the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo against individual freedoms.
The sustainability of the media in the post-pandemic era will also be a relevant topic of the meeting. Keynote speakers on this topic include Anya Schiffrin, Director of Technology, Media and Communication at Columbia University's School of International Affairs; Antonia Kerle, Research Manager for Technology, Media and Education at The Economist; Guilherme Godoy Canelas, Chief of UNESCO's Section on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists; and Jim Brady, Vice President for Journalism at the Knight Foundation.
Other keynote speakers include Jim Brady, vice president of Journalism at the Knight Foundation, Daniel Coffey of the News Media Alliance, Paul Degan of News Media Canada and the president and executive director of the National Newspaper Association of Brazil, Marcelo Rech and Ricardo Pedreira, respectively.ui
The entire program of the meeting, which will have simultaneous translation in English and Spanish, will be announced in the coming days. Registration is now open at this link.
IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and promoting freedom of the press and expression in the Americas. It comprises more than 1,300 publications from the western hemisphere; and is based in Miami, Florida, United States.