IAPA announces the program for its Mid-Year Meeting 2024

April 17-19. Free registration open to the public.
Miami (April 8, 2024) - The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today unveiled the conference program for its Mid-Year 2024 meeting, which will be broadcast virtually, April 17-19. The central theme of the meeting will be the revamp of the Salta Declaration in the new digital environment and will feature presentations by media executives from the Americas and Europe.
The meeting will be open to the public. Registration is free and can be done here. All presentations will have simultaneous translation from Spanish to English or English to Spanish.
Below is the program of the IAPA Mid-Year Meeting 2024.

Wednesday, April 17th

10:30 a.m. Opening: Roberto Rock, IAPA President and Carlos Jornet, Chairman of the Freedom of the Press and Information Committee.

11:00 a.m. Journalists and Media in Exile and Safer Newsrooms: Roberto Rock, Carlos Lauría, IAPA Executive Director, and Juan Lorenzo Holmann, Regional VP for Nicaragua, Freedom of the Press and Information Committee.

11:45 a.m. Impact of IAPA missions to Colombia, Guatemala, and Ecuador: Roberto Rock.

12:30 p.m. Recommendations for Haiti: Javier Valdivia, Regional VP for Haiti.

1:00 p.m. Electoral processes, disinformation and violence with regional VPs from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela and Dominican Republic. Moderator: Carlos Jornet.

2:00 p.m. Coverage of organized crime and corruption with regional VPs from Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Chile. Moderator: Carlos Jornet.

3:00 p.m. Stigmatization, political conflicts and judicial harassment with regional VPs from Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Panama. Moderator: Carlos Jornet.

Thursday, April 18th

10:30 a.m. Alliances between generative AI developers and media companies: Florian Nehm, Senior Public Relations Advisor for Axel Spinger, Germany and Sara Trohanis, Vice President of Revenue for the Americas, Head of Strategic Alliances for The Associated Press, New York, United States and Mauricio Cabrera, founder Story Baker, Mexico City, Mexico. Moderator: Gabriela Vivanco, La Hora, Quito, Ecuador

11:30 a.m. Lessons, benefits, and challenges of the Online News Act in Canada. Contrast between the attitudes of Google and Meta: Paul Deegan, News Media Canada, and Ryan Adam, Vice President of Government and Public Relations at The Toronto Star. Moderator: Diego Garazzi, La Nación, Argentina..

12:30 p.m. A sustainable and diverse media ecosystem: legislative projects. How much should big tech companies pay for the content they distribute? Danielle Coffey, Executive Director of the News Media Alliance, on expectations for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, and Haaris Mateen, Houston University, co-author of an essay on how much Google and Meta should pay the media. Moderators: Martín Etchevers, Grupo Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Carlos Jornet, La Voz del Interior, Córdoba, Argentina.

1:30 p.m. An overview of the impact of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in Europe: Executive or the Association of Information Media, Spain, and Wout van Wijk, Executive Director of News Media Europe. Moderator: Erick Iriarte, member of the Superior Council, La Salle University, Lima, Peru.

Friday, April 19th

10:00 a.m. Presentation of the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI). How the implementation of the provenance standard is evolving on news websites: John Reichertz and Mateo Heras.

10:30 a.m. Impact of the Enhanced Fundamentals Lab (EFL), Google / IAPA: Ezequiel Arbusti, Marktube Group, Mexico City, Mexico.

11:15 am Beyond the EFL, marketing tools: Ezequiel Arbusti and Alejandra Brambila, Google, Latin America news partner manager, Mexico City, Mexico.

12:15 pm More than just AI. Transparency, algorithm opacity, copyrights, and dominant position will be updated in the Salta Declaration: Roberto Rock, Martín Etchevers, Asdrúbal Aguiar, Diario Las Américas, Miami, United States, and Carlos Jornet. Moderator: Gustavo Mohme, Grupo La República, Lima, Peru.

1:30 pm Responsible for moderation, misinformation, and illegality: Erick Iriarte and Catalina Botero, Meta Oversight Board. Moderator: Nuria Piera, N Digital, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2:30 pm Initiatives to support media sustainability (Press Forward and International Fund for Public Interest Media or IFPIM): Jim Brady, VP of Journalism of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Pablo Martín Fernández, Regional Manager for Latin America of IFPIM. Moderator: Martha Ramos, Organización Editorial Mexicana (OEM), Mexico City, Mexico.

3:45 pm Approval of reports, resolutions, and conclusions: Carlos Jornet.

4:30 pm Closing remarks by the president of the IAPA: Roberto Rock.