Press Freedom, Press Standards and Democracy in Latin America

Date: 
May 2, 2013 - 6:00pm to May 3, 2013 - 6:00pm
Type: 
Location: 
Columbia University

 

The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Invites You to a Roundtable Conference:

 

PRESS FREEDOM, PRESS STANDARDS AND DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA

 

RSVP Required: http://bit.ly/FreePressRSVP

 

The program is being sponsored in association with:

The World Bank, The Cabot Family Trust

and

NPR, Open Society Foundation, Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center on Latin American Center Studies and the Columbia Committee on Global Thought and its International Media, Advocacy and Communications Specialization at the School for International and Policy Studies. 

 

With the collaboration of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and the Columbia Institute for Latin American Studies.

 

Agenda: 

Thursday, May 2

 

6 pm: Reception. The World Room (3rd Floor, Columbia Journalism School, 116th and Broadway, New York City)

 

7:30 pm: Opening Dinner: Freedom of the Press as a Global Principle

         Master of Ceremonies: Edward Schumacher-Matos (NPR, Columbia Journalism School)

         Welcome: Nicholas Lemann, Dean of Columbia Journalism School

         Keynote Speech: Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University

 

Friday, May 3

 

9 am: The New Legal Challenge: Laws, Suits & Regulations

Moderator: Ashley Messenger (NPR)

Speakers: 

          Roberto Saba (University of Palermo Law School, Argentina)

          Alejandro Madrazo (National Autonomous University of Mexico; Georgetown Law School)

          Ricardo Trotti (Harvard University; Inter-American Press Association)

 

11 am: Argentina: A Case Study of Political and Regulatory Confrontation

Moderator: John Dinges (Columbia Journalism School)

Speakers:

          Gustavo Lopez (Office of the President)

          Ricardo Kirschbaum (Clarín)

          Fernan Saguier (La Nación)

          Damian Loreti (University of La Plata, Federation Press Workers)

 

12:30 pm: Free Speech, Free Press and National Wealth

Moderator: Anya Schiffrin (Columbia University)

Speakers:

           Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Laureate, Columbia University)

 

2 pm: Trends in Media Self-Regulation, Concentration & Political Impact

Moderator: Sergio Jellinek (World Bank)

Speakers:

          Roberto Pombo (El Tiempo, Colombia)

          Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University, International Journal of Press/Politics)

           Taylor Boas (Boston University)

 

4 pm: Mexico: Of Past Legacies And A New Government

Moderator: David Luhnow (The Wall Street Journal)

Speakers:

         Mony de Swaan (Federal Telecommunications Commission)

         Alejandro Junco (Reforma)

         Irene Levi (Observatel

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