Journalists will be trained in children's rights
This week closes the application period for scholarships for those interested in the diploma, which includes field visits to projects
SANTO DOMINGO.- With the aim of contributing to the media of the country dedicate space and adequately address the situations that affect children and adolescents, five organizations have joined forces to impart the Diploma in Journalism and Rights of the Child.
UN Women, through its Training Center; UNICEF; Dominican Republic Plan, World Vision and the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) through their Center for Gender Studies, they have organized a study program with experts from each institution that will combine classes with field visits to projects.
Applications for scholarships remain open for those interested in this diploma. The deadline to send documents closes this week. It is aimed at practicing communicators and communicators, with at least two years of experience in the fields of journalistic information production.
The methodology will be dynamic, through weekly meetings, every Saturday to encourage the active participation of journalists and the appropriation of the rights and gender approaches that will be worked on (with the provision of audiovisual and research resources).
During the development of the Diploma, journalists will be motivated to participate in the Journalistic Contest on children and adolescents that will take place in October, organized by UNICEF, the Dominican Republic Plan and World Vision.
At the beginning of the year, the Dominican Republic announced the restructuring of the Early Childhood Protection System, which implies important changes in institutions such as the National Council for Children and Adolescents (CONANI), following the promulgation of Decree 102-13, which emphasizes the relevance of the subject given the need for people trained in the subject.
The diploma course is an academic training space that seeks to ensure a rights-based approach in publications on the subject, promoting understanding of the meaning and scope of the rights of children and adolescents within the framework of a gender perspective that contributes greater quality in the construction of different media narratives and in information, and influences the promotion and guarantee of children's rights.