Miami (November 20, 2023) - The Inter American Press Association renewed one-third of its Board of Directors with the election of 20 new members, and its president, Roberto Rock, La Silla Rota, Mexico, appointed the heads of the commissions that will accompany him during his term.
The new IAPA directors who will serve a three-year term until 2026 are:
María Lorente, AFP, Montevideo, Uruguay; Marcela Noble Herrera, Grupo Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Henry Constantín, La Hora de Cuba, Camaguey, Cuba; Idania Chirinos, NTN24.com, Bogota, Colombia; Pablo Deluca, Infobae, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Óscar Rodríguez, Diario AZ, Xalapa, Mexico; Laura Puertas, Medcom, Panama City, Panama; Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz, El Universal, Mexico City, Mexico; Miguel Franjul, Listín Diario, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Nuria Piera, N Digital, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Daniel Dessein, La Gaceta, Tucuman, Argentina; José Monegro, El Día, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Miguel Mora Barberena, 100% Noticias, Managua, Nicaragua; Rodrigo Arenas, República, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Silvia Miró Quesada, El Comercio, Lima, Peru; Pedro Rivero, El Deber, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; León Salazar, Latin Press, Doral, United States; Sebastián Erick Lucas Reyes, Canal 12, Montevideo, Uruguay; Eloy Alfaro de Alba, El Siglo, Panama City, Panama; Carlos Azzariti, Página 12, Buenos Aires, Argentina
In the chairmanship of the commissions, IAPA President Roberto Rock elected:
Freedom of the Press and Information: Carlos Jornet, La Voz del Interior, Argentina; Impunity Sub-Committee: Andrea Miranda, El Debate, México; Chapultepec and Salta Sub-Committee: Nuria Piera, N Digital, Dominican Republic; Journalism in Exile Sub-Committee: Juan Lorenzo Holmann, La Prensa, Nicaragua; Sustainability of the Newspaper Industry: Co-Chairmen: Jorge Canahuati, Grupo Opsa, Honduras and Luciano Pascoe, TV Azteca, Mexico; IAPA Challenges: José Roberto Dutriz, La Prensa Gráfica, El Salvador; Awards: María Lorente, AFP, Uruguay; Salta II & Legal: Co-Chairmen: Gustavo Mohme, La República, Peru and Martín Etcheves, Clarín, Argentina; Membership and New Generation: Silvia Miró Quesada, El Comercio, Peru; Nominations: Michael Greenspon, The New York Times, United States; Finance, Audit and Investments: Sebastián Pastor, Televicentro, Honduras; Gender Equatily and Diversity: Martha Ramos, Organización Editorial Mexicana, Mexico; Press Institute: Ernesto Kraiselburd, El Día, Argentina; Scholarships: Gilberto Urdaneta, El Regional del Zulia, Venezuela; Events and Sponsorships: Laura Puertas, Medcom, Panamá; Alliances and Associations: Daniel Dessein, La Gaceta, Argentina; Digital Innovation: Juan Francisco Ealy Lanz-Duret, El Universal, México; New Entrepreneurships: Armando Castilla, Vanguardia, Mexico; Editorial Development: Andrés Mompotes, El Tiempo, Colombia.
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.