In this session various journalists from the region will discuss their experience covering either an election or term of office. Journalists will reflect on what was fair and effective coverage and what was ethically problematic.  

Special Moderator: H.E. Carlos Mesa Former President of Bolivia

  • Mr. Carlos Peralta Paraguayan journalist
  • Mr. Gustavo Valdés Journalist, CNN Espanol
  • Ms. Laura Weffer Journalist, Venezuela
  • Hon. Leonardo Guzman Former Minister of Education and Culture; Director Emeritus of “El Dia” and “Ultimas Noticias”; Columnist for “El Pais”, Uruguay
  • Dr. Benjamin Fernandez Bogado Journalist; Director of Radio Libre, and Financial Periodical “5 Days”
  • Mr. Enrique Vargas Pena Journalist of La Nacion, Paraguay