03 November 2023

IAPA in Mexico to Address the Great Dilemmas of Journalism in the 21st Century


Miami (November 5, 2023) - The supreme importance of the news media in an era with new and more significant obstacles to its survival is the big issue to be addressed during the 79th IAPA General Assembly from November 9 to 12 in Mexico City.

The program of the annual meeting of the media industry of the Americas was completed with three representative panels on the daily vicissitudes of the continent's journalists.

The three panels will take place on Friday, November 10. The first is entitled: "Violated, persecuted, stigmatized" and will comprise the regional vice presidents of the IAPA's Committee on Freedom of the Press from Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

A second panel will be entitled: "Harassing Justice and Inappropriate Laws" and will feature the regional vice presidents from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States.

The third panel will comprise the Vice Presidents of Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Uruguay. It is entitled: "Freedom and Democracy: Why are they different?"

More than 80 speakers on trends in journalism, its future, and the protection of journalistic work as essential for democratic societies make up the four days of presentations.

Other parallel activities will also be offered. On November 8, at the Universidad de la Libertad, Mexican specialists in digital media and data segmentation with Artificial Intelligence will give a day of presentations on making the media more profitable.

On Saturday, October 11, security specialists for journalists from Mexico will give a workshop on developing security protocols in the media as part of the IAPA's Redacciones + Seguras program with the support of the Google News Initiative.

Finally, the Institute of Ideas and Research, Cadal, will offer a conference with Latin American journalists to analyze China's growing regional influence. This activity will be held on November 13, after the conclusion of the IAPA's 79th General Assembly program.

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.