February 19, 2021

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Policy Dialogues:

State of Freedom of Expression and Journalism in the Americas


What challenges is journalism currently facing, how long before it becomes extinct, how close is it to being seized and what horizons does the press have?

What censorship mechanisms persist without being resolved, what mechanisms have become more sophisticated?

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the inception and implementation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the Summits Secretariat, in its capacity as Technical Secretariat of the Summits of the Americas Process, and the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression invite you to an exchange of ideas, to address the conditions for the right to exercise the freedom of thought and expression in the Americas..

Within the framework of the Follow-up and Implementation of the Eighth Summit of the Americas, and in preparation towards the Ninth Summit of the Americas, this seminar is an opportunity to establish a direct dialogue with the relevant actors, including:

- Associations of journalists

- Investigative journalists promoting agendas at the regional level

- International organizations on the subject

- Think tanks interested in the protection of freedom of expression

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