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ICFJ HOLDS PRESS FREEDOM SEMINARS IN COSTA RICA, HONDURAS

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is conducting two seminars for journalists next month in Costa Rica and Honduras focussing on freedom of expression in the Americas. Aimed at increasing awareness and strengthening press freedom in the region, the seminars will address various issues confronting journalists. Participants will be introduced to the Inter American Press Association's Chapultepec Declaration, a document that sets forth 10 principles for establishingpress freedom in the Americas.

The first seminar will take place 11-13 April in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, while the second seminar runs18-20 April in Muelle de San Carlos-Alajuela, Costa Rica. Supported by the Robert McCormick Tribune Foundation, the seminars will be led by Costa Rican lawyer and columnist Fernando Guier, Periodistas de Investigación (IRE-Mexico) Executive Director Pedro Enrique Armendares and former Knight International Press Fellow Deborah Kirk.

For more information, contact ICFJ by e-mail:
libertad-prensa@icfj.org or see
www.icfj.org


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