During its 66th general assembly meeting Nov. 5-9, 2010, in Merida, Mexico, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) voted in its new board of directors for 2010-2013.
Officers also were elected, and Gonzalo Marroquín of Prensa Libre in Guatemala City, Guatemala, was chosen to serve as president for 2010-2011. Other elected officers are: 1st vice president Milton Coleman of The Washington Post in Washington, DC; 2nd vice president Jaime Mantilla of Hoy in Quito, Ecuador; treasurer Elizabeth Ballantine of The Durango Herald in Durango, Colorado; secretary Sidnei Basile of Grupo Abril in São Paulo, Brazil; and executive director Julio E. Muñoz.
The new directors are:
Cristina Aby-Azar, The Wall Street Journal, New York, N.Y.
Elizabeth Ballantine, The Durango Herald, Durango, Colorado
Sidnei Basile, Editora Abril, São Paulo, Brasil
Armando Castilla, Vanguardia, Saltillo, Coahuila, México
Sue Cross, The Associated Press, New York, N.Y.
Veronica Dillon, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Armando González, La Nación, San José, Costa Rica
Anders Gyllenhaal, The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida
Juan Fernando Healy, El Imparcial, Hermosillo, México
José Santiago Healy, Diario San Diego, San Diego, California
Saturnino Herrero, Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Juan Pablo Illanes, El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile
Luis Marroquín, Siglo Veintiuno, Guatemala, Guatemala
Silvia Miró-Quesada, El Comercio, Lima, Perú
Bartolomé Mitre, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Francisco Montes, Diario de Cuyo, San Juan, Argentina
Paulo de Tarso Nogueira, O Estado de S. Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
Robert Rivard, San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texas
Jaime A. Ruiz, Novedades de Campeche, Campeche, México
Jayme Sirotsky, RBS, São Paulo, Brasil
Also, Andrés Mata Osorio of El Universal in Caracas, Venezuela, and María Elvira Domínguez of El País in Cali, Colombia, were elected to fill board vacancies for the periods 2008-2011 and 2009-2012, respectively.
During the meeting, IAPA decided to send 22 resolutions, mostly press freedom related, to governments and inter-American organizations. IAPA also produced a final report analyzing the media environment in the hemisphere.
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.