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IAPA - Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information for 2015-2016

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today announced the members of its Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information.

The editor of the Montevideo, Uruguay, weekly Búsqueda, Claudio Paolillo, was ratified as chairman of the Committee by IAPA President Pierre Manigault, of The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina. Accompanying Paolillo in heading the Committee as vice presidents are Lourdes de Obaldía, La Prensa, Panama City, Panama, and Roberto Rock, Grupo La Silla Rota group, Mexico City, Mexico.

The Committee, made up of IAPA representatives in the countries of the Western Hemisphere, has as its main responsibility monitoring press freedom in each of those nations. The regional vice chairmen alert to negative and positive aspects regarding freedom of the press, suggest the issuing of official IAPA pronouncements and, in necessary cases, call for the sending of international delegations to their countries. They are also in charge of drafting twice yearly reports on the state of press freedom. For the 2015-2016 period the country-by-country regional vice chairmen are:

Argentina: Daniel Dessein, La Gaceta, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán

Bolivia: Pedro Rivero Jordán, El Deber, Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Brazil: Ricardo Pedreira, Associação Nacional de Jornais (ANJ), Brasilia

Caribbean: Rashida Bolai, Caribbean Communications Network, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Chile: Alvaro Caviedes, Grupo Copesa, Santiago

Colombia: Roberto Pombo, El Tiempo, BogotáCosta Rica: Armando González, La Nación, San José

Cuba: Yoani Sánchez, 14ymedio, Havana

Dominican Republic: Miguel Franjul, Listín Diario, Santo Domingo

Ecuador: Carlos Pérez, El Universo, Guayaquil

El Salvador: Fabricio Altamirano, El Diario de Hoy, San Salvador

Guatemala: Mario Alejandro Sandoval, Prensa Libre, Guatemala City

Haiti: Max Chauvet, Le Nouvelliste, Port-au-Prince

Honduras: Rodolfo Dumas, La Tribuna, Tegucigalpa

Mexico: Carlos Salinas, El Diario de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila

Nicaragua: Jaime Chamorro, La Prensa, Managua

Panama: Eduardo Quirós, La Estrella de Panamá, Panama City

Paraguay: Natalia Zuccolillo, ABC Color, Asunción

Peru: Manuel Boluarte Carbajal, Inforegión, Lima

Puerto Rico: Héctor Peña, El Nuevo Día, Guaynabo

United States: Bruce Brown, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Arlington, Virginia

Uruguay: Washington Beltrán, El País, Montevideo

Venezuela: Miguel Henrique Otero, El Nacional, Caracas

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