How to include youth participation in access to information policies?

Within the context of the Universal Access to Information Week in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO Montevideo has organised a webinar to discuss how to include the partciapation of youth in the drafting of legislation and in the design of policies related to access to information.

The regional webinar entitled “Media and Information Literate Youth: A cornerstone to implementing access to information policies", will take place on Friday 2nd October 2020 at 11:30 (Montevideo time) via the Zoom platform. This webinar, which is part of a series of webinars on youth, marks the end of a week of regional celebrations for the International Day for Universal Access to Information, the event also marks the beginning of the Media and Information Literacy week that will take place from October 24 to 31 2020.

The key purpose of the event will be to bring together decision-makers, advocates for access to information, youth leaders and journalists from around the region to address and share ideas about how to incorporate youth engagement in access to information policies and how to incorporate media and information literacy as an instrument for education and awareness.

Lidia Brito, director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Sciences for Latin America and the Caribbean, will inaugurated the webinar with some welcome remarks. The session will be moderated by Zelmira May, Program Specialist for Education - Regional Office for Sciences for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Speakers include:

  • Blanca Lilia Ibarra Cadena, Commissioner, National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (Mexico)
  • Miriam Lewin, Defender, Public Defender of Audiovisual Communication Services (Argentina)
  • Ludwwin Espitía, Youth Representative | YouTuber (Colombia)
  • Mariana Ochs, from the Palavra Aberta Institute (Brazil)
  • Miriam Larco, Technical Secretariat of the Radio and TV Advisory Council - CONCORTV (Peru)
  • Amelia Deschamps, Investigative Journalist (Dominican Republic)