Communication: Key element for personal and social development in indigenous communities
As a society it is essential to recognize and contribute towards the respect of indigenous peoples’ human rights. The universal values of freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, respect for nature, respect for others, and respect for cultures and languages, are essential in the safeguarding of respectful relations between human beings, communities and societies, and in order to address this issue it is important to first look at the sociocultural diversity of a country.
This project will focus on alternative methods of communication, to enable participants to develop communication within their respective communities, in order to improve their professional capacity and contribute to initiating improvement and development. With this initiative, the Fundación para la Educación en la Televisión (FETV) will provide support to indigenous groups in order to reinforce access to information, plurality, diversity of media and capacity building, and getting the balance right in terms of gender equality in journalism. One of the key goals of this project is the transformation of members of rural communities into a source of effective information, with real participation. By building links with many mass media outlets, effective communication channels can be created by which these communities will be able to voice their concerns and speak of their news and events to the rest of the country, which at present they seldom have the opportunity to do.