Inter American Press Association (IAPA)

Association interaméricaine de la presse
Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP)
Sociedade Interamericana de Imprensa

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1942 Mexico City Mexico


Founded at a first 'Pan American Congress of Journalists' having been held 1926, Washington DC (USA). Reorganized at 6th Inter-American Press Conference, 1950, New York NY (USA), when Constitution was adopted.


Protect freedom of the press in the Americas and defend and promote the right of the American peoples to be fully and freely informed through an independent press; foster and protect press freedom by publishing facts of any action or attempt to restrict that freedom in the Western Hemisphere; foster general and specific press interests; promote and maintain the dignity, rights and responsibilities of the profession of journalism; encourage uniform standards of professional and business conduct; promote greater exchange among American peoples in support of basic principles of a free society and individual liberty.


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General Assembly (annual). Board of Directors (meets annually), consisting of 60 members. Executive Committee, comprising 20 members. Advisory Council, composed of 33 members. Committees (13): Awards; Chapultepec; Finance; Freedom of the Press; Foundations; Future Sites; Impunity; International Affairs; Legal; Membership; Nominations; Program; Internet.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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