ANJ and IAPA to hold international freedom of expression forum in Brazil

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and Brazil’s National Newspaper Association (ANJ) will hold the "International Forum on Freedom of Expression and the Judiciary” Friday, May 27 in Brasília. Participants will meet in the offices of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to discuss the relationship between press law and press freedom in Brazil and abroad.

Among those speaking are STF Chief Justice Cezar Peluso, ANJ President Judith Britos, and IAPA Executive Director Julio Muñoz, IAPA explains.

The forum is divided into three panels: “Brazil without a Press Law,” “The Right to Reply,” and “Inter-American Human Rights Court Rulings.”

At the event, the ANJ will also honor Argentina’s Clarín newspaper with the 2011 Press Freedom Prize.

Registration is free and should be done via email: cerimonial@anj.com.br. See the full program (in Portuguese) here.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.