UNESCO field offices: Quito

The proposal plans to work with 120 representatives. In La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, each workshop will involve:

1) 5 public authorities and social actors.

2) 5 mass media journalists and trade unions’ representatives.

3) 10 students and professors from public and private universities.

In each case, men will represent the 50% of beneficiaries and women the other 50%.

The development objective of this project is linked to Indicator 1.2 (on the right to information) and Category 4 (Professional capacity building) of the UNESCO/IPDC Media Development Indicators (MDIs). The project intends to build the capacities of local media in the use of Law 1712 of 2014 on Transparency and Access to information as a tool for enabling them to carry out stronger and better informed investigations.
 
Build awareness and capacity among 45 journalists on the use of the Law on Transparency and Access to Information in Colombia (Law 1712, 2014) through three one...

The project will help to improve skills in reporting on gender, human rights, human mobility, refugees and children issues in Ecuador through professional training for Ecuadorean journaliTo organize a seminar for 50 Ecuadorean journalists and journalism students on how to effectively and ethically report on sensitive issues related to gender, human rights, human mobility, refugee and child issues, following ethical standards. Participation is to be gender equal.sm students and journalists.

Therefore, this project, which will take as reference the approach of UNESCO’s publication ‘Climate Change in Africa: A Guidebook for Journalists’7, which focused at raising awareness among journalists on the interdisciplinary core of the climate change and on how they can reflect that in their practices. The project aims at providing skills and knowledge for designing and implementing communication campaigns on DRM and CCA to at least 30 local journalists permanently working in the Ancash Region. This would be done through a 60-hour course in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional...

Bolivia is the second Latin American country where the Media Development Indicators (MDI) were applied following the methodology developed by the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO).

 

This study was carried out from June 2011 to June 2012 by the Bolivian Media Observatory (ONADEM in Spanish) from UNIR Bolivia Foundation and supervised by Rosa González, the Communication and Information Counselor for the UNESCO`s Representation of Andean countries.

 

After finishing the application, the 250 page report was submitted to a...

In order to develop data management and digital information security tools for investigative reporters, a collaborative link will have to be established among journalists, programmers and experts in IT tools, as an efficient way to achieve results and impact with the use of electronic data. The development of tools, such as extracting data from the web, the creation of databases to process and obtain information of value and of public interest; and the digital presentation and visualization of data shall enhance the quality of journalistic work.
 
These tools will be reinforced...

Bolivia, now constitutionally recognized as a Plurinational-Community State, given the significant existence of precolonial indigenous-native nations and peoples, has as an innovative feature of democratic construction, the recognition of communication and information as a constitutional right and public good (Art. 106 . NCPEP). The New Plurinational State Constitution (2009) notes that the State guarantees that Bolivians, within the scope of the right to communication and information, enjoy the freedom of expression, opinion and information and the right to share freely their ideas by any...

The emergence of Internet has brought unprecedented progress in the access of information and knowledge. Colombia has not been immune to the transformation that the digital age has produced. The Colombian panorama of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) is witnessing a dizzying development and growth. The data show that both access to and users of the Internet have increased exponentially. In the past two years, according to the Ministry of ICTs, the Internet has grown by 168%. A broad ICT policy is being implementing. For instance, around 1055 Kioskos Digitales5 have been...

Ecuador has recently approved a Communications Law which presents a new regulatory environment and a set of challenges for journalism and the exercise of free expression in Ecuador. The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has expressed -in a letter issued in June 28, 2013- that the Law should be brought in line with international standards on freedom of expression, because some of the provisions of the Act could restrict the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and provoke a serious chilling effect. In the same...

The project aims to train journalists in accessing public information. The objective is to improve the capacity of journalists to demand public interest information from the State.
 
Since the year 2000, IPYS has been working systematically with regional and local media and individual journalists from Peru and Latin America. It has proven that most of them have very few financial, technical and professional resources and this affects negatively the quality of their production. Even though information seems to circulate freely, limitations exist because of a lack of knowledge...

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