13 August 2003

IAPA PROMOTES JOURNALIST-JUDGE DIALOGUE IN BRAZIL


The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) will hold a conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 29 August, bringing judges and journalists from all across Brazil to dialogue on press-freedom issues.

Supreme Court Justices and judges from Brazil's 27 state courts have confirmed their participation in the conference, which will feature round table discussions and panel sessions involving local and international experts.

The conference is the sixth held in the Americas region by IAPA since June 2002, when 23 Supreme Court judges from Latin America met in Washington, D.C. for the first time to discuss press-freedom issues and the law. That meeting spurred IAPA to launch national conferences across Latin America bringing local judges and journalists together. Since then, conferences have been held in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Peru.

For more information on the Sao Paulo conference, contact IAPA: Tel: + 305 634 2465; Fax: +305 635 2272; E-mail: scasey@sipiapa.org



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