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MLRC Latin American Media Law Conference March 27, 2023

Date: Monday, March 27
Location : Holland & Knight, Miami

Date: Monday, March 27, 2023, 9:30am – 5pm (reception follows)
Holland & Knight, 701 Brickell Ave., Miami (map)
The conference is approved for 6 hours of Florida credit, including ethics

Registration is now open for a full-day conference on March 27th. Join lawyers from North and South America for a full day of discussion on legal developments affecting press freedom and cross border content creation.

Conference Schedule

9-9:30am: Registration, Coffee and Light Breakfast

9:30-10:30am: Protection for Journalists in Latin America
Discussion of the press freedom landscape in Latin America, legal defense strategies and assistance.
Carlos Jornet, executive editor La Voz del Interior (Argentina); Alexander Papachristou, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice; moderator Adolfo Jimenez, Holland & Knight

10:45-11:45am: AI in LatAm: Legal, Policy & Business Developments Surrounding Emerging AI Technology
Latin American frameworks for regulation, impact on journalism, risks of algorithmic bias, and more.
With Hilary Lane, Holland & Knight; Paula Mena Barreto, CMA Law, Brazil; Tatiana Carrillo, TCI PartnersLatAm, Colombia; Maria Alejandra Santurio, Santurio, Andrada & Noel, Argentina

12:00-1pm: First Amendment Follies in Florida
Are Florida proposals to change libel law to make it easier to sue the press a page out of the Latin American playbook? Will these proposals tee up a challenge to landmark First Amendment law? Are “anti-woke” bills to change curriculum and tenure reform or censorship?
Rachel Fugate, Shullman Fugate; Lynn Carrillo, NBCUniversal; Devin “Vel” Freedman, Freedman, Normand & Friedland (participant in Gov. DeSantis’s libel reform panel); Dave Wilson, Senior Editor Local & State Government, Miami Herald

1-2pm: Lunch

2-3pm: Ethics for Media Lawyers: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
What do media lawyers need to know about the FCPA? How does it apply to content production overseas?
Marcelo Ovejero, Holland & Knight

3-3:45pm: Zoom book talk with Katherine Corcoran, author of In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Cover-Up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press
The book by AP’s former Mexico bureau chief details her investigation into the murder of a legendary journalist Regina Martínez who was on the verge of exposing government corruption in Mexico.

4-5pm: Comparative Legal and Business Issues Surrounding Biopics and Docudramas
Practical discussion of vetting fact-based stories and surrounding libel and privacy issues. What are the limits of dramatization? Are life rights necessary?
Diana Palacios, Davis Wright Tremaine; James Sammataro, Pyror Cashman; Rita Chertorivski, TelevisaUnivision; Roxana Kahale, Kahale Abogados, Argentina

5-6pm: Reception

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