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Montevideo, July 18th 2019 - 02:49 UTC


  • Thursday, May 3rd 2012 - 21:56 UTC

    IAPA pays homage to the 24 journalists from Latam killed over the last 12 months

    Remarks by Inter American Press Association President Milton Coleman

    As we near the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Inter American Press Association this month, I’d also like to take this especial date, May 3, World Press Freedom Day, as an opportunity to pay homage to the 24 journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico and Peru that were killed over the last 12 months. Our thoughts are with their families and colleagues, especially because in the majority of these cases, justice has not yet been done.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2012 - 06:28 UTC

    Independent press and journalists, targets of state controlled media in Latam

    The latest IAPA has Argentina among five countries where “arbitrary and intolerant presidents seek to silence the critical press”

    The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded on Monday its half-yearly meeting, held in Cádiz, Spain, with ratification of its conclusions, in which it declared that: “The main problems facing the press in the Americas are crimes against journalists for the sole fact that they are performing their work under governments of democratic origin, but which are authoritarian and use state-controlled media to persecute and defame the independent press”.

  • Friday, December 23rd 2011 - 22:48 UTC

    The Inter American Press Association trusts Argentine law regulating newsprint will be declared unconstitutional

    IAPA's chairman, Gustavo Mohme

    The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today described as “malicious” attempts by the government of Argentina to control press freedom through adoption of a law on the manufacture, sale and commercialization of newsprint, and said it trusted that the judiciary would annul a “law that is clearly unconstitutional because of its subjugation of principles concerning freedom of expression.”