Information Dissemination in Brazil
Brazil needs dissemination of information and democratisation of access, engaging the relevant target audiences in the construction and validation of policies directed at the area of communication and information.
Broad access to high quality information from different, multiple sources, produced in a democratic environment, where freedom of speech and the press is legally and effectively ensured, is a core element for achieving high human development indexes.
That is because information and knowledge are crucial conditions to:
- the effective participation of citizens at the individual level, in decisions that may affect their everyday lives and grant them all of their human rights; and
- at the collective level, contribute toward good governance ensuring that actors in the public sector be held effectively accountable for their performances.
The Communication and Information agenda is by nature broad and highly cross-cutting. Its links can virtually extend to all the UNESCO thematic sectors and activities involved in the protection and promotion of the rights of all.