PM to open IPI Congress in T&T
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago's first female Prime Minister, will open this year's IPI World Congress, the International Press Institute (IPI), freemedia.at, announced yesterday. Persad-Bissessar, a former attorney general, won a landslide victory in elections in May 2010, pledging to bring transparency and accountability to all areas of government.
IPI's World Congress 2012—in Port of Spain from June 23-26—is coming to the Caribbean for the first time. Members of the global press freedom organisation last convened in the Americas in 2000, in Boston, USA.
Titled "Media in a Challenging World: A 360 Degree Perspective", the three-day IPI World Congress will examine the many challenges, concerns and opportunities facing the media in the Caribbean, Latin America, and across the world.
In addition, the Congress will feature a one-day seminar for reporters covering corruption, a press freedom photo exhibition, and a special awards evening honouring IPI's 2012 Free Media Pioneer and World Press Freedom Hero.