Consejo de la Prensa Peruana - Peru
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Kela Leon, Peruvian journalist specializes in freedom of expression, right to public information and freedom of the press issues. Since the year 2000, Executive Director of the Consejo de la Prensa Peruana (Peruvian Press Council), an independent association of over 26 print media publications, with a mandate to defend freedom of the press and expression, enhance journalism ethics in the media and promote citizen’s right to public information at a national and regional level. Leon designed and implements the 15 year con going campaign for the right to information in Peru. In October 2016, appointed member of a specialized 7 member working group to draft a legislative proposal for the creation of an Independent National Organism for Access to Public Information and Data Protection, focal point of the Peruvian civil society campaign for over a decade. Since 2013, is an elected representative of civil society organizations for the representatives before the Multisector Commission for the implementation of the Open Government Action Plan., member of the High Level Anticorruption Commission (CAN)., and participated actively in activities promoted by the Open Government Alliance and the Social Accountability Forum of the World Bank. In 2012, invited by the Justice and Human Rights Ministry to act as Observer with a right to opinion in the National Human Rights Commission and until 2016 represented CPP at the National Advisory Council on Radio and Television. Between 2003 and 2007promoted the Peruvian government leadership in the first and following four OAS Resolutions on Transparency. Successfully convened dialogue forums with the Armed forces, Interior Ministry, Foreign Affairs Ministry that resulted in the drawing up of Access to Information and National Security document an unprecedented civil society, armed forces contribution to the drafting of Peruvian legislation on Restriction to the right to information. In 1994, founded and was the first Executive Director of the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS). Between 1995 – 1997 acted as member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Council. Studies: Latin American Studies, School of Foreign Service Georgetown, University Washington D.C., transferred to the School of Communications, University, Washington, graduated bachelor in Communications with specialization in print journalism.