A total of 29 journalists died murdered so far this year in America, more than a third of them in Mexico, reported today in the Argentine city of Salta the president of Inter American Press Association (SIP), Gustavo Mohme.
Eleven are Mexicans, six Americans, four Brazilians, three Ecuadorians, two Colombians, two Guatemalans and one Nicaraguan.
In addition, a photojournalist from Haiti continues to disappear, said Mohome, director of the newspaper La República, Lima (Peru), while he said that the economic crisis has made the current era difficult for the press.
Despite this, the press is showing signs of great vitality, the president of the IAPA said at the 74th meeting of this body.
As examples of this vitality, he cited his country, for the investigations into corruption in the Peruvian judicial power, and Argentina, for the discovery of the corruption notebooks that brought to light the transfer of large sums of cash in different instances of political power.
The 74th Assembly of the SIP in Salta is celebrated under the slogan "The future of interactive technology and its impact on social evolution".
The president of the organizing committee host of this assembly is the editor of the newspaper El Tribuno, Sergio Romero, who stressed that press freedom is not a right of the media but an inescapable condition of democracy.
The SIP, a private non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the Americas, is made up of editors and directors of more than 1,300 media outlets in the Americas and is based in Miami (USA). ).