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PRESIDENT OF INTER-AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION TO HEADLINE
NEXT OAS LECTURE JUNE 28 HIGHLIGHTING JOURNALISM AND GOVERNANCE

  June 17, 2005



Alejandro Miró Quesada, President of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), will headline the 6th presentation in the monthly Lecture Series of the Americas, slated for June 28. Focusing on the topic, “Journalism and Good Governance in Lain America and the Caribbean,” the conference will be broadcast live from the Organization of American States (OAS) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

A Peruvian journalist and lawyer, Miró Quesada is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Peru’s El Comercio newspaper and a member of the Executive Committee as well as Honor Council of the Board of Directors of the Peruvian Press Council, an umbrella organization for Peru’s main print media. He holds degrees in law and political sciences from universities in Peru.

The Lecture Series of the Americas was created by the OAS Permanent Council, on a Peruvian government initiative, to promote democratic principles and values in the countries of the hemisphere. The monthly conferences feature internationally known speakers who address key issues of the hemispheric agenda, such as the strengthening of democracy, human rights, social development, hemispheric security and the fight against poverty. The 12 conferences scheduled for 2005 are being held thanks to a financial contribution from Peru’s San Martín de Porres University and support from the government of the People’s Republic of China.

Former US President Jimmy Carter, Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique Iglesias, International Criminal Court President Phillipe Kirsch, Nobel Laureate for Literature Derek Walcott of Saint Lucia and Former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury John B. Taylor have been keynote speakers for the previous lectures, respectively.

After the conference, Miró Quesada will take questions from the media and the general audience, immediately following which the conference topic will be discussed by a panel that includes Paulo Sotero, Jack Fuller and Hugo Guerra.

WHAT: Alejandro Miró Quesada, President of the Inter-American Press Association,
headlines Lecture Series of the Americas

WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
3 p.m. (Washington, D.C. Time)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas, OAS Main Building
17th St. & Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC


There will be a photo opportunity immediately before the start of the program.
The conference will be transmitted live by Internet, radio and television. For technical details about satellite transmission of this event, please see attached details, and consult the OAS Web page (www.oas.org) or contact Mario Martínez y Palacios (202-458-3984, mmartinez@oas.org) or Gabriel Gross (202-458-3752, ggross@oas.org).
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BULLETIN
A) LIVE BROADCAST
TELEVISION *
To down-link the signal from satellite:
NEWSKIES 806
319.5 Degrees East
DL Freq: 4123.25 Mhz
L Band DL Freq: 1026.75 MHz
FEC: 3/4
Symbol Rate: 8.90 MS/sNetwork ID: 2
Virtual Channel 322
* Satellite feed provided by Voice of America Television
RADIO
To down-link the signal from satellite:
NEWSKIES
40.5 deg W, 319.5 deg E. LA NET, WHA Region
Band: C/Downlink Freq. Network ID: 2
FEC Rate: ¾ Video Standard:
525, NTSC
Symbol Rate: 8.90 ms/S C Band L.O. 5150 MHz
Polarity H, Receive polarity is RHC.
WEBCAST
The OAS website will provide a live webcast of the Lecture Series of the Americas at www.oas.org (click on Live Transmission). The webcast will be provided in the four official OAS languages (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish).
VIDEOS (on demand) will also be available through: http://www.oas.org/OASpage/videosondemand/home_spa/videos.asp
B) RE-BROADCAST
At a later date, the lecture will be re-broadcast through a number of cable and satellite networks, among them Hispanic International Television Network (HITN-TV) and EDUSAT.
For further information please contact: Mario Martinez y Palacios MMartinez@oas.org, Tel. (202) 458-3984; Gabriel Gross GGross@oas.org, Tel. (202) 458-3752.

Reference: AVI-074/05