Miami (October 18, 2022) - The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) is preparing to review the biannual country reports on the state of press freedom in the Americas during its 78th General Assembly to be held October 27-30 in Madrid, Spain.
On this occasion, which will bring together more than 250 media editors from Ibero-America, the new Chapultepec Index press freedom ranking results will be presented. The IAPA assembly will also discuss actions to counteract violence against journalists, promote protection systems, encourage legal reforms in favor of access to public information, and against laws that criminalize journalists.
In addition to reports on press freedom, the IAPA Assembly will hear testimony from relatives of journalists imprisoned in Nicaragua and from journalists from El Salvador, Venezuela, and Cuba who had to go into exile due to pressure and persecution by their governments.
A.G. Sulzberger, president of The New York Times, in conversation with Michael Greenspon, IAPA's First Vice President, will speak on "Journalism in an Increasingly Difficult Environment.
Fernando de Yarza Lopez-Madrazo, president of the World Association of News Publishers, WAN-Ifra, will speak on another panel on the geopolitical situation's impact on journalism practice in Europe and the Americas. Also participating in this panel will be Bieito Rubido, director of the digital newspaper El Debate, Spain, and José Manuel Huesa, member of the Board of Directors of Club Abierto de Editores (CLABE), Spain.
From Thursday, October 27, through Sunday afternoon, several panels, presentations, and discussions will address the issue of media sustainability with speakers from the most influential media from Spain, Latin America, and the U.S.
The IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and promoting freedom of the press and freedom of expression in the Americas. It comprises more than 1,300 publications in the Western Hemisphere, based in Miami, Florida, United States.