Journalism and Poverty

By  on September 19, 2014

Communication and Poverty



Argentina

Actual output
- Larger and deeper coverage of poverty related issues in the national and provincial media and more concrete publications
- Training of civil society organizations and NGOs working on poverty on how to relate to the press.

Actual outcome
- A more sensitized and better professionally prepared journalism to cover the themes related to poverty from a human rights perspective.
- Social organizations more aware of the need to cover poverty and give their points of view on poverty in the press and trained to do it in an effective manner.

Actual impact
- 200 journalists from 14 newspapers associated to the Network of Social Journalism Newspapers upgraded their skills and knowledge regarding coverage of poverty issues in a just and fair way.
- Representatives of 200 social and grassroots organizations empowered and better able to make contact with the media regarding issues of poverty and how it affects their members.
- 45 journalists from the Salta province developed skills to deal with social and economic issues and the effect of these upon large sectors of the population.
- 18 journalists and editors from the 14 Argentinean provinces better aware and able of ways of accessing public information relating to poverty and other related social issues.

From 2008 ICCO Report:
Journalism and Poverty, Periodismo Social, Argentina. 200 journalists from 14 newspapers associated to the Network of Social Journalism Newspapers upgraded their skills and knowledge regarding coverage of poverty issues in a just and fair way; representatives of two hundred social and grassroots organizations empowered and better able to make contact with the media regarding issues of poverty and how it affects their members and associated. Non-planned results: a) Forty five journalists from the Salta province developed skills to deal with social and economic issues and the effect of these upon large sectors of the population., and b) eighteen journalists and editors from the 14 Argentinean provinces better aware and able of ways of accessing public information relating to poverty and other related social issues.

2009:
Two new newspapers joined the Newspapers Network. 200 journalists members of the Newspaper Network contributed notes for publication and continue support from ACPS to write about poverty from a rights-based viewpoint. 200 delegates from social organisations better able to approach mainstream media with advocacy purposes. 14 newspapers in Argentina are committed to publish reports and information regarding poverty and its consequences for the citizens. 58 journalists specialised in covering issues of Youth and Access to Public Information. A combined ‘readership’ of over 2 million people in the Argentinean provinces have access to wide ranging information on poverty though the Periodismo Social website and News.

Final Report   Informe Descriptivo Medios y Pobreza
         
Periodismo Social - story by M Quintero      

 

Project 585

 


September 19, 2014

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