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Media training to strengthen freedom of expression and capacities of foreign correspondents

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This initiative seeks to promote freedom of expression and build capacities for foreign correspondents of the international press in South America. It will include a cross-training programme, research, publications and outreach activities. Its development considers the construction of university networks that give viability to the initiative, in the medium and long term. The activity consists on the organization of a series of workshops and panels that will help foreign correspondents and local journalists have a clearer understanding of UNESCO Santiago Office’s works, its activities and its projects. It will also include workshops on Media Education and Media Training for journalists.
This effort responds to the correspondents’ organization request to assist them in building capacity of its members and on the need of strengthening their tools to promote freedom of the press and of expression.

A frequent problem in South American democracies is the relationship between communication, media and politics. This refers to issues of democracy, communication, public space and communication rights, both of which crystallize in the promotion of freedom of expression and information, such as capacity building for universal access to information and knowledge.

These discussions are linked to the role that the media plays in society as a cultural actor, the social and ideological plurality's own media system, and transparency of public information and the potential deployment of social policies, among other things relevant.

In this context, the international press has played a key role over the last decades in the region.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 01.10.2012 08:00 local time
End 10.10.2012 16:00 local time
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Focal point Uranga, Victoria
Organizer OREALC/UNESCO Santiago
Contact Andrés Pascoe (
Country Chile
City Santiago
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event Spanish
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