Capacity Development

Cambodia: Digital innovation for human rights

sithi_hub1a The project promotes secure and professional use of open data and social media. It assists bloggers, human rights activists and computer specialists in setting up a shared training centre. Also, media practitioners are trained in data-driven journalism. Read more ›
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Ecuador/Colombia: Justice requires information!

justice requires information The project improves access to information for Columbian refugees in Ecuador and provides training for media practitioners in order to ensure conflict-sensitive reporting in the border regions between Columbia and Ecuador. Read more ›
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Guatemala: Knowing the past helps shaping the future

The project “Knowing the past helps shaping the future” facilitates public dialogue in order to encourage justice and reconciliation. Local NGOs conduct thematic events in different locations around the country. They invite young and old to participate in memorial walks, drama workshops, film screenings and talks with contemporary witnesses. Read more ›
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Guatemala: Mensaje Joven – Youth Reporters

youth reporters Guatemala The project helped young people from Guatemala City’s poorest districts to set up a website focusing on life in their own neighbourhoods and on human rights issues. Raising young people’s awareness of their rights and responsibilities has proven to prevent conflict and violence. Read more ›
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Latin America: Promoting human rights standards in reporting

human rights standards The project aims to raise awareness of human rights standards in media reporting among ombudsman authorities and journalists in Latin America. Journalists in the region frequently disregard basic ethical standards such as fair and balanced reporting, protection of privacy, and non-discrimination. Furthermore, due to political bias in many media organisations, victims of violence and other abuses suffer because reporting on their cases does not comply with professional standards.     Read more ›
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Rwanda: Promoting media reform

youth summit The project promotes freedom of expression and supports the media reform process in Rwanda. Particular assistance is provided to the newly established Rwanda Media Commission (RMC). Read more ›
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Uganda: Let´s Talk About It!

Youth reporters Uganda The project helps young people in Uganda to express their opinions on human rights issues on the radio. At the same time, it supports activities organised by parliamentarians and journalists to improve Uganda’s media legislation. Read more ›
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Zambia: Mapping human rights violations

The project supports the Human Rights Commission Zambia (HRC) in collaborating with civil society organizations to map human rights violations. It particularly focuses on human rights in places of detention and on the freedoms of assembly and opinion. Read more ›
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Capacity development for media professionals, human rights activists and non-governmental organisations plays a key role for strengthening ethical media coverage and participation of disadvantaged groups. At the same time, capacity building for public officials helps state authorities to fulfill their role as duty-bearers in order to respect, protect and foster the right to freedom of expression and equal access to information.

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