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IAPA resolutions to be sent to governments throughout the Americas

(IAPA/IFEX) - Miami, November 12, 2009 - Concluding the Inter American Press Association's (IAPA) five-day review of the state of press freedom in the Americas during its General Assembly, 17 resolutions were adopted in Buenos Aires that will be sent to governments in Argentina, Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

The IAPA met from November 6 to 10, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During open sessions members ratified the resolutions on specific issues compromising press freedom over the last six months, including the murders of journalists; laws regulating communication services; physical and verbal violence unleashed against journalists and news media; judicial censorship; government controls over the press; suspension of constitutional guarantees; access to information; obligatory membership in journalists' unions to work in the press; and discrimination in the placement of official advertising, among others.

Read the full text of the resolutions

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