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IAPA special report shows slow recovery of press

(IAPA/IFEX) - Miami, March 25, 2010 - At its biannual meeting in Aruba the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) presented a special report on Haiti detailing the impact of the January 12th earthquake on the press there. The catastrophe cost the lives of 31 journalists and closed down the country's leading newspapers, Le Nouvelliste and Le Matin, as well as most radio stations.

In addition to a report on the state of press freedom in Haiti, the meeting held in Oranjestad, March 19-22, featured two panel discussions on the ravaged Caribbean nation on Sunday, March 21. The IAPA announced a plan of action to provide financial aid to the news media there.

IAPA President Alejandro Aguirre of the Miami, Florida, Spanish-language newspaper Diario Las Américas; Anders Gyllenhaal of The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida; Max Chauvet of Le Nouvelliste, and Daly Valet of Le Matín, both of Port-au-Prince, Haiti; together with Robert Shaw of the Copenhagen, Denmark, based organization International Media Support, spelled out the main problems facing the Haitian press.

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