More than 70 Journalists and Students Receive IAPA Scholarships

The second IAPA-CLAEP Diploma in Journalism begins with the participation of 18 countries.

Miami (November 3, 2023) - More than 70 journalists and journalism students from 18 countries will participate in a six-month diploma course organized by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Latin American Council for the Accreditation of Education in Journalism and Communication (CLAEP).

This Saturday, the IAPA-CLAEP Diploma in Journalism begins, the second between both institutions. It will last until April 27, 2024. Academics from universities in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru will teach it.

The participants, 35 selected journalists who work in IAPA partner media and 35 journalism students, will have the opportunity to train with academics from schools of Journalism and Communication on entrepreneurial journalism, new business models, environmentalism, creativity, and research, among other topics.

The inauguration was attended by the president of CLAEP and its executive director, Silvia Miró Quesada of El Comercio, Lima, and Juan David Bernal, dean of the Hemispheres University of Ecuador, respectively. They announced that 45 of the 70 participants were women and that the selection was made from more than 300 applicants. Ricardo Trotti, IAPA's Executive Director, explained the sponsorship effort by the IAPA through its Scholarship Committee to continue supporting quality journalism and the development of communication professionals.

The scholarship recipients come from 18 Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.

The participating universities are the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina; Jorge Tadeo Lozano University of Bogotá, Autonomous University of the West and University of La Sabana of Colombia; Hemisferios University and ECOTEC Technological University of Ecuador; Anáhuac Cancún University of Mexico and Peruvian University of Applied Sciences of Peru.

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.