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IPI World Congress 2012 panel scrutinises state-owned media

Speaking at IPI’s 2012 World Congress in Trinidad, Julio Munoz, executive director of the Miami-based Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), said a free press is synonymous with free expression. During a panel discussion on “The State of the State Owned: A Look at the Role of State-Owned Media in Latin America, the Caribbean and elsewhere”, Munoz […]

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IPI panel examines impact of natural disasters on press freedom

Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for The Miami Herald said during a panel at IPI’s 2012 World Congress in Trinidad that natural disasters such as the Haitian earthquake expose governments’ lack of organisation. Speaking on a panel titled “Rising Tides: The Impact of Natural Disasters on Press Freedom”, she said: “With every major disaster governments adopt […]

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Media in a Challenging World – A 360 Degree Perspective

Read IPI’s Coverage of Panel Discussions and Other Events at the 61st Annual IPI World Congress in Trinidad and Tobago, June 23-26, 2012 SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 9:30: Seminar on Covering Corruption SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012 10:30: Opening Ceremony • Wesley Gibbings, president, Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers • Dawn Thomas, group CEO, One Caribbean Media […]

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Ka-Ching!: Avoiding Mmanipulation through government advertising

In many places, government agencies and state-owned companies dominate the local economy, giving them incredible clout as advertisers. And their power to affect the financial health of news media has an obvious impact on press freedom. IPI World Congress Session VIII/A, “Manipulating the Media: Government Advertising as a Reward or Punishment for Media Outlets”, was […]

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