2014 Journalists & Editors Workshop Overview

LACC’s 31st Annual Journalists & Editors Workshop brought together leaders from media, NGOs, and academia for discussions on freedom of expression in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to international reports, freedom of expression declined in the region over the previous decade. In this series of panels, professionals and experts from leading media outlets discussed the prevalence of violence and/or repression, as well as legal and economic measures used to directly or indirectly dictate what content reaches the public; it explored the status of freedom of expression through ethical, legal and cultural lenses and analyzed the impacts of each on the profession.

The workshop featured a keynote address on Freedom of Expression in the Americas by Carlos Lauria, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York.

Panelists included Carlos Lauria, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York; Carlos Dada, El Faro, El Salvador; Tim Padgett, WLRN-Miami Herald News; Frances Robles, New York Times; Mario Diament, Florida International University; Claudia Gurisatti, Nuestra Tele Noticias (NTN) 24, Colombia; Leonardo Ferreira, Florida International University; Lynn Carrillo, NBC Universal & Telemundo; Adolfo Jiménez, Holland & Knight; Sergio Otálora, Diario las Americas; Victor Uribe, Florida International University; John Virtue, Florida International University; Emilio Palacio, El Universo, Ecuador (in exile); Emily Bello-Pardo, MA candidate, Florida International University; Mayra Quiróz, MA candidate, Florida International University; Stephanie Harrisson, MA candidate, Florida International University; Asdrúbal Aguiar, Former Justice, Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Ediberto Román, Florida International University; Jesús Arroyave, Universidad del Norte, Colombia; Mireya Márquez, Universidad Iberoamericano, Mexico; Sônia Virgínia Moreira, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Alejandro Aguirre, Inter American Press Association.

Presented by the Latin American and Caribbean Center and the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Florida International University.

Additional Support provided by University of Miami.

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Keynote Address: Freedom of Expression in the Americas
Carlos Lauria,Committee to protect Journalists, New York
* En Español

Plenary Session: Setting the Stage: Reporting In, and On, Latin America and the Caribbean
Moderator:
Ricardo Trotti, Inter American Press Association
Panelists:
Carlos Dada, El Faro, El Salvador
Tim Padgett, WLRN-Miami Herald News
Frances Robles, New York Times
Mario Diament, Florida International University
Claudia Gurisatti, Nuestra Tele Noticias (NTN) 24, Colombia
* En Español

Roundtable: Legal and Ethical Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator:
Leonardo Ferreira, Florida International University
Panelists:
Lynn Carrillo, NBC Universal & Telemundo
Adolfo Jiménez, Holland & Knight
Sergio Otálora, Diario las Americas
Victor Uribe, Florida International University
John Virtue, Florida International University
Emilio Palacio, El Universo, Ecuador (in exile)
Emily Bello-Pardo, MA candidate, Florida International University
Mayra Quiróz, MA candidate, Florida International University
Stephanie Harrisson, MA candidate, Florida International University
* En Español

Workshop Session 1: Media and the Court of Last Resort:Case Studies from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Moderator:
Frank Mora, Florida International University
Panelists:
Asdrúbal Aguiar, Former Justice, Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Ediberto Román, Florida International University
* En Español

Workshop Session 2: What it Means to be a Latin American Journalist: National Survey Results from Mexico, Colombia and Brazil
Moderator:
Sallie Hughes, University of Miami
Panelists:
Jesús Arroyave, Universidad del Norte, Colombia
Mireya Márquez, Universidad Iberoamericano, Mexico
Sônia Virgínia Moreira, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* En Español

Workshop Session 3: The Impact of the Declaration of Chapultepec: A 20th Anniversary Retrospective
Moderator:
Tom Julin, Hunton & Williams LLP
Panelists:
Leonardo Ferreira, Florida International University
Alejandro Aguirre, Inter American Press Association
* En Español

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