Guatemala: Mensaje Joven – Youth Reporters

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.

The young participants write articles reporting about their everyday life and their experiences regarding human rights. They feel personally empowered by their newly gained knowledge and consider themselves as multipliers of human rights awareness.

Further Readings
Local and mobile: Young reporters in Guatemala

Local and mobile: Young reporters in Guatemala

The "Young Reporters for Human Rights" project was launched by the Instituto Guatemalteco de Educación Radiofónica (Guatemala Radio Education Institute – IGER ) in October 2013. IGER encouraged various organisations with youth work experience to ...
Putting the focus on human rights

Putting the focus on human rights

Guatemalan youths from rough urban areas are often stigmatized, but their new website "Reporteros Jóvenes" is giving them a voice. As project manager Camilla Hildebrandt reports, this has been an intensive undertaking. Explaining and conveying human ...
Posted in Access to information, Capacity Development, Media Literacy Tagged with: , , , ,

Project Overview

Project NameMensaje Joven - Youth Reporters in Guatemala
ObjectiveYoung People from poor neighbourhoods of Guatemala City have Access to Information about human rights and communicate their own views on human rights issues in dialogue forums
Target groupsYoung People (14 to 25-year-olds) in Guatemala City, especially those from poor and dangerous neighbourhoods
PartnersProgramme PREVENIR, DW Akademie, IGER Radio education Institute, human rights CSO
Pilot phaseOctober 2013 - October 2014, part of the activities continue
BudgetEUR 120,000
LinksPlatform Reporteros Jovenes IGER Implementing GIZ Programme Puente Belice


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