AMARC: Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean
The AMARC ALC's Púlsar News Agency offers community and independent broadcasters a complete range of information on issues of citizen interest on its web page, three daily e-mails to their 3200 subscribers, coverage and specials campaigns. The setting up of a correspondent net is one of the biggest deficits of the last years. Therefore, this project aims to lead a training process that will allow new community journalists to receive a specific training on Human Rights and journalistic production and join the Púlsar's correspondent net. To that end, we propose to carry out a workshop, virtual exchanges, design of a manual, the connection of local communication projects with the regional ones so as to increase the quality and quantity of available news and audios in the agency, to carry out seven special reports and two Human Rights researches in Latin America and the Caribbean. The immediate objective is training a first group composed of 7 community journalists (representing the 6 sub regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and the AMARC ALC's Women's net) in journalistic production for the defence of Human Rights, beginning with an analysis of the Latin American and Caribbean's realities. The development objective is to contribute to actions and reflections on defence of Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean benefiting the marginalized groups. Project Outputs will include: a Púlsar News Agency correspondent net composed of people representing every Latin America and Caribbean sub region and the AMARC ALC Women's network (7 communicators in the first phase and 14 in the second one); an analysis of the regional context focused on Human Rights as an input for journalistic work; a 4-day training workshop on journalist training and analysis of the Latin-American social context related to Human Rights will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 7 community journalists representing the 6 AMARC ALC's sub regions in Latin America and the Caribbean, and one member of the AMARC ALC Women's net; a journalist with experience in Human Rights and community communication will be invited to deepen the topics dealt with; more news and audios related to Human Rights on Pulsar News Agency for the AMAR ALC associates and subscribers; seven special local reports and 2 surveys carried out by the members of Pulsar news agency net of correspondent, that will published on Pulsar's web page.