Miami, (June 27, 2022)- How to strengthen democracy through the contribution of sustainable and independent media will be the central theme of the 78th General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) to be held in October 27-30 in Madrid. The organization asks its members to register for the meeting after more than two years of virtual activities due to the pandemic.
It will be the third time IAPA has held its annual meeting in Spain's capital. Previously, the IAPA met in 2008 and 1992 with the participation of important figures of Hispanic American literature, including two Nobel Prize winners, Camilo Cela and Mario Vargas Llosa.
The IAPA held its 75th General Assembly in 2019 in Miami, United States, and since then has held two other general assemblies and three mid-year meetings virtually.
The media executives of the Americas suspended their meeting at the Meliá Castilla Hotel in Madrid for two years, but the same hotel will host the next meeting.
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.