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Ana-Klara Anderson
NBCUniversal Golf Channel

Adolfo Jimenez
Holland & Knight LLP

Jose Sariego
University of Miami Law School

Kelli Slade

Ricardo Trotti
Inter American Press Association

Dave Heller
Media Law Resource Center


University of Miami School of Communication
Wolfson Building
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5100 Brunson Drive
Coral Cables, Florida
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Registration is $150.

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Scholarships and fee waivers are available. Email latinamerica@medialaw.org


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Legal Issues Concerning Hispanic and Latin American Media 2016

Media Law Resource Center

in cooperation with

University of Miami School of Communication and School of Law

The Inter American Press Association

March 7, 2016 | University of Miami


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Free parking is available with pass on March 7

in Lot 209 between Pisano Ave and Brunson Drive.


** Conference Program & Materials **

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Legal Issues Concerning
Hispanic and Latin American Media

Press Freedom in Cuba; Media Challenges Covering the Rio Olympics; Cross Border Publishing

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09:30 - 10:00: Registration / Coffee and Pastries on the Terrace

10:00 - 10:15: Introductions from MLRC and University of Miami

10:15 - 10:45: Morning Speaker: Ricardo Trotti, Inter American Press Association
"Ideology, Power and Freedom of the Press in Latin America."                  

10:45 - 12:15: Press Freedom in Cuba
On July 20, 2015, the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations after  more than a 50 year break. Has the re-establishment of relations affected press freedom and human rights in Cuba?; What are the continuing challenges faced by independent journalists in Cuba?; What workarounds are used to access news and information?; What should U.S. media be concerned with when sending journalists to Cuba?; What can lawyers do to support independent journalism in Cuba?; Latin American country comparisons.
Chair and Moderator: Adolfo Jimenez, Holland & Knight LLP.  With Carlos A. García-Pérez, former Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting; Earl Maucker, former editor of the Sun-Sentinel and former president of IAPA; Frances Robles, New York Times; Jose Luis Martinez, Communications Director, Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba.

12:15 - 01:20: Lunch on the Terrace

01:20 - 02:00: Group Discussion: Politics 2016 - The U.S. Presidential Election - Views for Latin American on the Process and Candidates. 

02:00 - 3:30: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016 / Summer Olympics 2016: IP, Newsgathering and Content Challenges
This is the second time the Summer Olympics will be held in Latin America. Much has changed since the Mexico City games in 1968.  This session will focus on intellectual property, newsgathering and content liability challenges faced in reporting on the world’s largest live sporting event.  Chair and Moderator: Deanna Shullman, Thomas & LoCicero  LLP. With Paula Mena Barreto Pinheiro, Barbosa Mussnich Aragao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Roxana Kahale, Kahale Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Professor Lyrissa Lidsky, University of Florida School of Law; Johnita Due, CNN, Atlanta.

03:30 - 04:00: Dessert Break on the Terrace

04:00 - 05:15: Content Without Borders
Practical problems media lawyers in the Americas need to navigate when advising on the creation, distribution and licensing of cross border programming.  The chairs will lead a group discussion based on a hypothetical programming deal. Issues will include copyright protection in formats; laws relevant to reality programming; use of social media in promotion; moral rights issues; and remedy issues when deals go bad. Chairs: Jose Sariego, Adjunct Professor Media Law, University of Miami School of Law, and John Aguilar Quesada, Aguilar Castillo Love, San Jose, Costa Rica.

05:15 - 06:15: After Conference Reception sponsored by the McClatchy Foundation, Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald

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