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Our Next Conference in Miami is on March 10, 2014  Program details will be available soon

Below is the program from our 2013 Conference

Legal Issues Concerning Hispanic
Latin American Media

Presented by the Media Law Resource Center/
University of Miami School of Communication
& School of Law

March 11th, 2013

MLRC’s first conference on Legal Issues Concerning Hispanic and Latin America Media is designed to provide lawyers from North America and Latin America a unique opportunity to meet and educate one another on the issues that arise in cross-border content creation, newsgathering, and distribution.

pdf Conference Materials

Presented with the support of

Holland & Knight, The McClatchy Foundation,
The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald.

Conference Planning Group
Sandra Baron, MLRC; Lynn Carrillo, NBCUniveral
; Dave Heller, MLRC;
Adolfo Jimenez, Holland & Knight; Chuck Tobin, Holland & Knight



Current Schedule

9:15 to 9:30 - Welcome

9:30 to 10:00 - Keynote: Manny Garcia, Executive Editor, El Nuevo Herald

10:00 to 11:15  Cross Border Libel Issues for a Digital World

Johnita P. Due, (moderator) CNN
Gary Bostwick, Bostwick & Jassy
Andrés Cavelier, FastrackMedia

Maria Diaz, Thomson Reuters

The panel will explore libel law in Latin American jurisdictions under civil and criminal codes, emerging issues of liability for user generated content, the risks US broadcasters and publishers face when distributing their material in Latin America, and the challenges of cross border litigation.

11:30 to 12:45  Privacy and Newsgathering in Latin America

George de Lama, (moderator) Answers Media, LLC
Emilio Beccar-Varela, Estudio Beccar Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Margarita Escudero
, Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart & Nuñez, Caracas, Venezuela
Adolfo Jimenez, Holland & Knight LLP

The panel will explore consent laws for recording in public places, the different concepts of reasonable expectation of privacy under civil and criminal laws, Inter-American Court case law on privacy rights of public figures, liability for publishing lawfully obtained information, and emerging data privacy and right to be forgotten doctrines.

12:45 to 2:00 - Lunch with Speaker: Emilio Romano, President of Telemundo

(A box lunch will be available in the meeting room; delegates will be able to eat while listening to Mr. Romano's talk.)

2:00 to 3:15  Cross-Border Compliance Issues

Lisa Hughes, (moderator) NBCUniversal
Sira Veciana-Muino, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Latin America and Brazil
Sally Ng
, Universal Networks International

Carlos Garcia Perez, Executive Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting

The panel will explore business ethics and corporate compliance concerns for publishers and broadcasters distributing content in Latin America, including risk assessment and counseling about anti-corruption laws, data protection, and other clearance quagmires.

3:30 to 5:00  Anti-Piracy and Digital Copyright Law Cross Borders

Gustavo Lopez, (moderator) Discovery Latin America / US Hispanic
Ana Salas Siegel, Fox Latin America Channels
Ernesto Luciano, Yahoo! Hispanic Americas
Jose Sariego, HBO Latin America

The panel will explore the challenges publishers and broadcasters face in protecting content from piracy, copyright and fair use issues, and protections for third-party web platforms.

5:00 - 6:00  Reception Sponsored by The McClatchy Foundation, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald

Location and Directions

The conference will be held at that the University of Miami School of Communications in the Wolfson Building (Shoma Hall), located at 5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.  Click here for a map of the University of Miami School of Communication. 

CLE Information

MLRC is applying to have the Conference approved for 6-7 hours of Florida CLE credit. 


The registration fee for the Conference is $125.  


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