International freedom of the press group will circle up in Salt Lake City next month

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  • Paying attention Lutz, FL
    Sept. 27, 2017 10:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Daisie Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
    Sept. 26, 2017 9:16 p.m.

    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 is watching.

  • lylee Rexburg, ID
    Sept. 26, 2017 7:05 p.m.

    Thank goodness for people brave enough to stand up for freedom. They deserve all the support we can give them.

  • lylee Rexburg, ID
    Sept. 26, 2017 7:03 p.m.

    Thank goodness for people brave enough to stand up for freedom. They deserve as much support as we can give them.

  • Stephan Q. Pleasant Grove, UT
    Sept. 26, 2017 6:37 p.m.

    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!

  • proud to be weird Heber City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2017 4:43 p.m.

    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.

  • I write Heber City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2017 4:05 p.m.

    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.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Sept. 26, 2017 9:34 a.m.

    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.