15.12.2011 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Abraji graduates its first class of the online course “Journalism with Public Information”

The first group selected for the online course “Transparency and Research” has finished its training and handed in their final papers. They are part of a group of 75 journalists and journalism students selected from over 500 applications, for the first class of the course.

The Training was conducted by Abraji and funded by UNESCO, within the International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and lasted five weeks.

December 13 marked the day of the first face-to-face class of the course. Twenty selected students spent the morning on the ESPM campus, in São Paulo, which provided a computer lab for training. Almost one hundred applications were received for this stage of the course, which will last three mornings.

Journalist Fabiano Angélico, who holds a post-graduate degree in data transparency and fighting corruption from the University of Chile, coaches the course. Angélico was project coordinator for the NGO Transparency Brazil and served as producer of a Rede TV! special. The content was developed with the help of journalist Marina Iemini Atoji. She is editor-in-chief of the Right to Access to Public Information Forum.

In 2012, Abraji will organize three editions of the online training course “Transparency and Research: Journalism with Public Information.” Another stage of classroom training is scheduled in Rio de Janeiro; however, the date has not been set.

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