Latin America: Promoting human rights standards in reporting

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.

Further Readings
Strengthening ethical reporting across Latin America

Strengthening ethical reporting across Latin America

Very few Latin American countries have adopted national or regional regulations on ethical journalism. Although some larger newspapers have introduced press codes, most private and state-owned media organisations do not require their journalists to...
Regional data base: Journalism and Human Rights

Regional data base: Journalism and Human Rights

The toolkit “Journalism and Human Rights” is one result of the project and a joint effort of the communicators of the national human rights institutions and journalists. It includes material and methodological information to conduct trainings on ...

 

 

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Project Overview

Project NamePromoting human rights standards in reporting
CountryLatin America, regional project
ObjectiveAwareness has been raised among ombuds Offices and journalists of the Need to observe human rights standards in reporting
Target groupsOmbuds Offices and journalists in at least six countries
PartnersProgramme PROFIO, Federacion Interamericana de Ombudsman (FIO), media institutions/journalists
Pilot phaseAugust 2013 - October 2014, part of the activities continue
BudgetEUR 100,000
LinksFIO PROFIO Toolkit Implementing GIZ Programme

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