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A monthly publication designed for the various databases of persons and organizations that have requested information on the Impunity Project. If you would like to receive this newsletter, write to the following address:
Missions and/or activities of the Impunity Project / October 2005 – October 2006

*Information compiled as of September 5, 2006.

Mexico, Guadalajara (September 1-2, 2006) Impunity Project Seminar: The Press and Drug Trafficking. Idalia Gómez, Rapid Response Unit in Mexico and Mauricio Montaldo, Impunity Project manager

Peru, Lima (August 9-10, 2006) IAPA and Peruvian Press Council (CPP) mission to follow up the murders of Alberto Rivera Fernández and Antonio de la Torre Echeandía. Meetings with Supreme Court Chief Justice, Walter Vázquez Vejarano; Attorney General Flora Adelaida Bolívar Arteaga; Supreme Court Criminal Division presiding justice Robinson Gonzáles; attorneys in the Rivera case, and Patricia Rivera, the journalist’s daughter. For the CPP: Gustavo Mohme, La República, Lima, Peru; Enrique Zileri, Caretas, Lima, Peru, and Kela León, CPP executive director. For the IAPA: Alejo Miró Quesada, El Comercio, Lima, Peru, and Julio Muñoz, IAPA executive director.

Argentina, Buenos Aires (April 24-28, 2006) Impunity Project Course on Reporting in Hostile Environments. A total of 22 journalists, 17 of them from Peru, took part. Caecopaz. Ricardo Trotti, Press Freedom director.

Colombia, Bogotá (April 5, 2006) IAPA meeting with representatives of the Colombian Foreign Ministry and government. Impunity Project. Follow-up to the amicable agreement sponsored by the IACHR in the Nelson Carvajal case. Enrique Santos Calderón, El Tiempo, Bogotá, Colombia; Ricardo Trotti, Press Freedom director, and Diana Calderón, Rapid Response Unit in Colombia.

Honduras, Tegucigalpa (February 9-10, 2006) Conference: The Press, Violence and Street Gangs in Central America. More than 300 people – reporters, editors and representatives of civil society organizations – discussed the role of the news media, the safety of journalists and the duty of the Participating were Honduras President Manuel Zelaya; Government and Security Ministers Carlos Vielmann of Guatemala, René Figueroa of El Salvador and Alvaro Romero of Honduras. Diana Daniels, The Washington Post Company, Washington, DC; Rafael Molina, El Nacional, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Gonzalo Marroquín, Prensa Libre, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Jorge Canahuati, La Prensa, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Edgardo Dumas, La Tribuna, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; José Roberto Dutriz, La Prensa Gráfica, San Salvador, El Salvador; Julio E. Muñoz, executive director; Ricardo Trotti, Press Freedom director; Mauricio Montaldo, Impunity Project manager.

Peru, Pucallpa (February 7, 2006) Representatives of the Peruvian Pres Council and the IAPA attend the conclusion of the trial of the alleged killers of Alberto Rivera. Enrique Zileri Gibson, Caretas, Lima, Peru, and Silvia Miró Quesada, El Comercio, Lima, Peru.

Mexico, Nuevo Laredo (January 26-27, 2006) Seminar “Drug Trafficking: Investigative reporting and coverage.” More than 120 journalists took part. Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz, El Universal, Mexico City, Mexico; Juan Fernando Healy, El Imparcial, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico; Ninfa Deándar and Ramón Cantú Deándar, El Mañana, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Heriberto Deándar, El Mañana de Reynosa, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Roberto Rock, El Universal, Mexico City, Mexico; Ricardo Trotti, Press Freedom director, and Emilio Sánchez, Press Institute seminar coordinator.

Mexico, Mexico City (January 13, 2006) Meeting with congressmen and senators concerning the murder of journalists; with representatives of the Legal Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); the investigative reporting team (Phoenix Project), the Mexican deputy attorney general, and the special prosecutor assigned to the Alfredo Jiménez Mota case. Roberto Rock, El Universal, Mexico City, Mexico; Ricardo Trotti, Press Freedom director, and Idalia Gómez, Rapid Response Unit in Mexico.

Colombia, Bogotá (December 14, 2005) IAPA meeting with representatives of the Foreign Ministry and government. Amicable agreement, sponsored by in the Nelson Carvajal case. Enrique Santos Calderón, El Tiempo, Bogotá, Colombia; Ricardo Trotti, Press Freedom director, and Diana Calderón, Rapid Response Unit in Colombia.

Argentina, Buenos Aires (December 6-9, 2005) Course on Reporting in Hostile Environments. A total of 22 Mexican journalists took part. Ricardo Trotti, Press Freedom director, and Idalia Gómez, Rapid Response Unit in Mexico.

Haiti, Port-au-Prince (November 18-19, 2005) Training and Updating Seminar for News Editors. Taking part were 12 journalists from newspapers and radio and television stations. Conducted in Creole by guest journalist Edvige Jean-François. Mauricio Montaldo, Impunity Project manager.

United States, Washington, D.C. (October 19, 2005) Meeting at the headquarters of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights between the Colombian government and the IAPA in the Nelson Carvajal case. Diana Daniels, The Washington Post Company, Washington, DC, and Ricardo Trotti, Press Freedom director.


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