IAPA Delegation Washington, D.C.: Media Sustainability and Press Freedom


Miami (July 10, 2023) - An international delegation of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), visiting Washington D.C. this week, will address issues of media sustainability and press freedom in the Americas in meetings.

The IAPA delegation that will remain in the U.S. capital on July 10 and 11 is headed by IAPA President Michael Greenspon, the Global Head of Licensing & Print Innovation for The New York Times. The delegates will meet with the president of the Inter-American Development Bank, Ilan Goldfajn; the secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro; and representatives of other intergovernmental organizations.

In addition to Greenspon, the delegation is comprised of Jorge Canahuati, former IAPA president, CEO of Grupo Opsa, Honduras; Roberto Rock, IAPA first vice president, director of La Silla Rota, Mexico; Sebastián Pastor, chairman of the IAPA Resources Committee and executive director of Televicentro, Honduras; Graciela Rock Mora, Grupo La Silla Rota, director of La Cadera de Eva, Mexico; and Ricardo Trotti, IAPA executive director.

The delegates will address the importance of journalism and press freedom for democracy, media sustainability, digital rights in terms of public information and transparency, and intellectual property in the face of generative artificial intelligence in the new information ecosystem.

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.