Ecuador/Colombia: 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.

As a consequence of the long lasting civil war in Columbia, many Colombians have fled from violence in recent years. However, most refugees who found a new home in Ecuador lack information on their rights and opportunities. The project “Tu Voz en la Frontera” (“Your Voice at the Border”) makes use of communication measures in order to improve the refugees’ access to information. Training courses offered to media practitioners are addressing the importance of conflict-sensitive reporting to combat xenophobia. Also, media monitoring is being conducted to ensure that news coverage of the refugees complies with ethical and human rights quality standards. Social networks and mobile phones are used to enhance the quality and reliability of the informal methods of communication currently being used by the displaced to stay in touch with their home towns and villages.

Further Readings
Your Voice at the Border: Improving access to information

Your Voice at the Border: Improving access to information

The weekly radio programme “Your Voice at the border” by PRODEM , supported by GIZ and the Deutsche Welle Akademie, is broadcasted throughout the entire border region between Ecuador and Columbia and intends to improve the access to information of ...
Journalist trainings: Conflict-sensitive reporting against xenophobia

Journalist trainings: Conflict-sensitive reporting against xenophobia

Training courses for journalists involved in the Your Voice at the border  radio programme are providing information on a variety of subjects, all aiming at an improved cohabitation of refugees and the native population in the border regions between Co...


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Project Overview

Project NameJustice requires information!
ObjectiveColombian refugees in Ecuador have access to reliable information about developments in both their home country and their country of residence
Target groupsColombian refugees in Ecuador, people living in Colombian communities in Ecuador, civil society organisations, journalist organisations from the border region
PartnersGIZ PRODEM Project, DW Akademie, civil society
Pilot phaseSeptember 2014 - October 2015
BudgetEUR 160,000
LinksImplementing GIZ Programme CODHES Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados Fundacion Esperanza


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