Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister to Open IPI World Congress
VIENNA, 13 Jan. 2012 – Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago’s first female prime minister, will open this year’s IPI World Congress, the International Press Institute (IPI) announced today. Persad-Bissessar, a former attorney general, won a landslide victory in elections in May 2010, pledging to bring transparency and accountability to all areas of government.
IPI’s World Congress 2012 – in Port of Spain from 23-26 June – is coming to the Caribbean for the first time. Members of the global press freedom organisation last convened in the Americas in 2000, in Boston.
Titled “Media in a Challenging World: A 360 Degree Perspective,” the three-day IPI World Congress will examine the many challenges, concerns and opportunities facing the media in the Caribbean, Latin America, and across the world.
In addition, the Congress will feature a one-day seminar for reporters covering corruption, a press freedom photo exhibition, and a special awards evening honouring IPI’s 2012 Free Media Pioneer and World Press Freedom Hero.
Read full official press release (pdf): T&T Prime Minister to Open IPI World Congress