Media Law Resource Center

Serving the Media Law Community Since 1980




Legal Issues Concerning

Hispanic and Latin American Media

Tuesday & Wednesday April 27-28, 2021
on Zoom

Please join us on Zoom for a series of panel discussions and Q&A’s with lawyers and journalists on legal and business issues affecting Latin American and Hispanic media.

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11am-11:30 ET  Overview Press Freedom & Human Rights in Latin America

With John Otis, Colombia-based journalist for NPR and the Wall Street Journal. Consultant to Committee to Protect Journalists. Q&A with Dave Heller, MLRC. 

11:30-12:30pm ET

Social Media, Politics & Content Moderation in Latin America

How are online platforms and search engines regulated in Latin America?  How do the rules compare to Section 230? Can Twitter and Facebook de-platform controversial speakers? Can government?

Moderator: Dave Heller, MLRC. With Eduardo Bertoni, Inter American Institute of Human Rights (Montevideo, Uruguay); Tais Tesser, Google (Sao Paulo, Brazil); Juan Pablo Spinetto, Bloomberg Managing Editor Latin American Economics / Government (Mexico City, Mexico).

1-2pm ET
Comparative Libel & Privacy Laws Affecting Publishers

Analyzing a hypothetical news scenario for libel, privacy and related legal issues under different national laws.

Moderator: Adrianna Rodriguez, Univision. With Paula Mena Barreto, CMA (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Tatiana Carrillo, Lloreda Camacho (Bogota, Colombia); Roxana Kahale, Kahale Abogados (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

pdf Readings & Resources


11am-12pm ET
Production Issues in the Americas

As broadcasters and streaming services create and acquire content, what are the key issues and problems? How do local laws affect rights ownership?

Chair: Lynn Carrillo, NBCUniversal. With Jaime Rodríguez Eguiarte, partner at Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, in charge of the Labor and Employment (Mexico City); and Arturo Fernandez, VP Labor & Employment Law at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.

Cross Border Lawyering

What issues require local counsel? How to find local counsel? In-house and outside lawyer perspectives. Practical and ethical considerations in cross border lawyering. 

Chair: Diana Palacios, Davis Wright Tremaine, Los Angeles. With: Maria Alejandra Santurio, Santurio, Andrada & Noel (Buenos Aires); Simone Lahorgue, Levy & Salamao (Rio de Janeiro); Genaro Fernández Ortiz (Mexico City).

Conference Planners

Paula Mena Barreto, CMA, Sao Paulo
Lynn Carrillo, NBCUniversal, Miami
Tatiana Carrillo, LLoredo Camacho, Bogotá
Roxana Kahale, Kahale Abogados, Buenos Aires
Diana Palacios, Davis Wright Tremaine, Los Angeles
Adriana Rodriguez, Univision, Miami
Kelli Slade, CNN, Atlanta
Dave Heller, MLRC
George Freeman, MLRC

Conference Supporters

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