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History
 
The International Association of Broadcasting – IAB- is an Organization that groups private associations of radio and television in different countries and regions as well as Institutional members, and TV channels and radio stations as individual members.

It was founded in 1946 as the Inter-American Association of Broadcasting and nowadays it represent over 17.000 private stations.

The first records of IAB’s foundation are to be found in April 1945 when an Uruguayan broadcaster, Mr. Lorenzo Balerio Sicco, addressed all broadcasters of America proposing them to hold a Congress of private broadcasting in one of the countries in the American Continent where freedom of thought did not have any restrictions, aiming at gathering ideas and efforts to make all private broadcasting in America an insuperable means of freedom of expression and mutual knowledge among the peoples.

In 1945, during the III Inter-American Conference of Communications in Rio de Janeiro apart from the official meetings, an Inter-American Meeting of Broadcasters was held. It would end in Mexico by setting up the INTER-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTING in 1946, as an achievement and commitment for the major principles of freedom and human dignities.

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Lorenzo Balerio Sicco
Creator, Co-founder and first President of IAB
IAB FOUNDERS
-First Interamerican Broadcasting Congress-
Mexico 1946
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Broadcasters participants in the Foundation Congress of IAB
Mexico City - 1946
IAB Presidents

1946 - 1948 - Lorenzo Balerio Sicco (Uruguay)
1948 - 1953 - Goar Mestre (Cuba)
1953 - 1955 - Emilio Azcarraga (Mexico)
1955 - 1958 - Ricardo Vivado (Chile)
1958 - 1962 - Raúl Fontaina (Uruguay)
1962 - 1964 - José Luis Fernández (Mexico)
1964 - 1967 - Félix Cardona Moreno (Venezuela)
1967 - 1971 - Hebert Evans (United States of America)
1971 - 1977 - Jose de Almeida Castro (Brazil)
1977 - 1981 - Héctor Amengual (Uruguay)
1981 - 1983 - Emilio Nassar (Mexico)
1983 - 1991 - Luiz E. Borgerth (Brazil)
1991 - 1995 - Andrés García Lavín (Mexico)
1995 - 2001 - Luis H. Tarsitano (Argentina)
2001 - 2005 - Dr. Eladio Larez (Venezuela)
2005 - 2007 - Alfonso Ruiz de Assin (Spain)
2007 - 2013 - Luis Pardo Sainz (Chile)
2013 - 2015 - Alexandre K. Jobim (Brazil)
2015 - 2020 - José Luis Saca (El Salvador)
2020 - current - Eugenio Sosa Mendoza (Argentina)
General Directors

1946 - 1948 - Justino Jiménez de Aréchaga
1948 - 1953 - Ramón Bonachea
1953 - 1955 - José Luis Fernández
1955 - 1958 - Julio Menadier Carrasco
1958 - 1962 - Manuel Caballero Ferreira
1962 - 1964 - Abel Mestre
1964 - 1967 - J. Naranjo Goncao
1967 - 1971 - Ramón Bonachea
1971 - 1972 - Roberto Camelier
1972 - 1974 - Renato Tavares
1974 - 1987 - Dr. Luis Alberto Solé
   -1987-    Dr. Oscar Garibaldi
1987 - 2015 - Dr. Héctor Oscar Amengual
2015 - current - Dr. Juan Andrés Lerena