Miami (June 24, 2022) - The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) of Venezuela are launching the Chapultepec Index of Freedom of Expression and Press Freedom, a measurement of press freedom in 22 countries in the Americas between 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
The book gathers the actions that guaranteed and obstructed the free circulation of ideas, access to public information, the exercise of journalism, the activity of the media, the application of measures to protect journalists and the economic viability of the press.
More than 300 people, including experts, correspondents, professors, designers and IAPA representatives, prepared the Index. Grupo Sura and Grupo Bolívar and Fundación Bolívar, both from Colombia, and the Edward and Karen Seaton Foundation from the United States, sponsor it.
The Chapultepec Index is an annual barometer. The results of the next Index will be presented at the IAPA General Assembly, to be held in Madrid, Spain, October 27-30.
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.