25 Jun Diversifying Voices and Exercising Communication Rights in Paraguay
On 22 June 2012 Paraguay witnessed a political judgement against its then president Fernando Lugo. Journalistic coverage of this event was heavily coloured by the power of the big media, demonstrating once again that news and information are restricted to the interests of the big corporations and centred on the capital.
This project reinforced the capacity of citizens to find plural and democratic sources of information in the exercise of their communication rights. It was aimed at 18 community radio stations whose personnel were trained in independent local production of news by means of workshops focused on covering political issues such as presidential elections from a balanced perspective. The project also planned a national information campaign through participating stations.