What is IAPA
The Inter American Press Association (English acronym for Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa, Inc.,) is a nonprofit organization devoted to defending freedom of speech and freedom of the press in the Americas. Its mission is:
To defend press freedom wherever it comes under threat in the Americas.
To protect the interests of the press in the Americas.
To defend the dignity, the rights, and the responsibilities of journalism.
To encourage higher standards of professionalism and business conduct.
To foster the exchange of ideas and information as a way of supporting the technical and professional development of the press.
To promote broader awareness and further the exchange of information among the peoples of the Americas, in order to support the basic principles of a free society and individual liberty.