27 Jan 2012 Peru: Media and Social/Environmental Conflicts
Comunicaciones Aliadas (CA), Peru
Comunicaciones Aliadas (CA) was formed in 1964 under the name Noticias Aliadas to produce and disseminate information and analysis about Latin America and the Caribbean from the perspective of human rights, as well as strengthening the communication capacities of leaders in society. In Peru, the problems faced by communities affected by the activities of extractive mining industries have been ignored or distorted by the mass media. CA will build the capacity of environmental journalists to offer more balanced information from the locations where conflicts are most intense, based on the need to encourage intercultural dialogue as a mark of respect for the diversity of existing cultures. Many journalists, however, lack training in accessing and using new technologies of communication. This project will first survey media coverage of environmental issues in influential print and digital media. It will then train 25 environmental journalists in adequate coverage of relevant issues and in using appropriate technologies, and produce a training manual with a particular focus on gender and interculturality.
Contact: Sra Elsa Chanduvi
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