It's an honor to have their meeting here in the United States. Freedom of
the press is one of our founding principles as a nation. I've never heard
an American president consistently attack the press until recently. It shows
this freedom could be more fragile than we realize.
What a privilege to have Salt Lake City chosen to host this 74 year old
organization supporting freedom of the press! Of all the cities in North
America, SLC is the one. Let's represent ourselves well. The hemisphere
Thank goodness for people brave enough to stand up for freedom. They deserve all
the support we can give them.
Thank goodness for people brave enough to stand up for freedom. They deserve as
much support as we can give them.
Great to see this organization is coming to Utah! I have seen what they do in
Latin America to support free speech and it is admirable. We need more
organizations like it that support our freedom of expression!
Pretty cool. I didn't realize how bad it is down there. I love and am proud
of our country and the incredible men and women who fought and continue to fight
so we can remain free. 'So grateful we have the freedom to post whatever
silliness we'd like to and not fear for our lives in the least. Say No to
BO certainly is grateful for that too, I'm sure. Without people like the
IAPA, he/she couldn't so easily post such a negative comment about
courageous people fighting for a better world. Though I do have to say, the Emmy
Awards weren't all that great this year.
As U.S. citizens, we ride on the coattails of our Founding Fathers and the
citizens of their day who fought for our freedom of expression. Many North
Americans inadvertently take these freedoms for granted and are unaware that 104
(!) journalists have been murdered and 25 have gone missing in Mexico alone
since 2000. In 2017, these unnecessary murders and kidnappings continue to take
place all over the Central and South Americas. Can't we do something about
this? The IAPA keeps up the fight, believing we CAN. (See iapaconf.com ). For
those not yet familiar with the Inter American Press Association, their
conferences are of hemispheric import and recognition making front page news in
every Latin American country. So, it is truly an honor for Salt Lake City to
have been selected to host such an influential, well respected group of leaders
who commit their lives to defending freedom of the press and freedom of
expression. President Reagan taught that "Freedom is never more than one
generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in
the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do
the same." Let's get to it.
I suppose if you can't get the used car salesmen convention, the
journalists will have to do.The flipside of freedom of the press is
freedom of subscribers. Who needs network news? I can get all my
political commentary from the NFL and the Emmy Awards.