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Use and appropriation of ICTs in community radios in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay

Year when project approved: 
2013
Approved budget: 
US$11 000.00

In this age of information, the processes of production, circulation and consumption of information, are leaving the unidirectional broadcasting logic and are radically transformed by the development of a decentralized network. In this context of disintermediation, it is essential to understand and adapt to the possibilities that new technologies bring to not continue reproducing obsolete communication models. It is a priority, then, to highlight the most favorable aspects of the adoption of ICTs and encourage uses that contribute to strengthening the fulfillment of human rights, such as the right to communication and free access to information, both essential elements for the fulfillment of a full range of rights. For this it is necessary to consider whether "media organizations have access to modern technical facilities to collect, produce and distribute news" as proposed by the UNESCO/IPDC Media Development Indicators. The question is whether journalists have safe, reliable, and affordable access to ICTs, and if they have received the training they need to use them effectively. The project aims to contribute to this objective: to train members of community radio in Latin America on how to use ICTs to their full potential and thereby positively influence society's relationship with community media ICT-based media.

The project will focus on the survey as a source of information to generate training spaces that will contribute to narrowing the digital divide and strengthening the good use of ICTs by community radios in the region. In this regard, three training interventions (one per country) will be conducted in order to train broadcasters in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay on the use of ICTs to strengthen the practice of their community radios. 

Project details
IPDC Bureau meeting nº: 
57

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Beneficiary
Beneficiary name: 
Centro de Producciones Radiofónicas Buenos Aires – CEPPAS
Beneficiary description: 

The Radio Productions Center from CEPPAS (CPR) is an organization composed of Communication and Radio Production professionals, interested in strengthening community radio as a way to democratize communication and strengthen freedom of expression. CPR has been working since 2005 in content production and radio Human Rights campaigns; in training, in investigation and knowledge production on community radio and ICTs, community radio and legal framework, and radio drama with social goals.

Beneficiary phone: 
Tel: +54 11 43736304
Location and contacts
UNESCO
Responsible UNESCO Regional advisers: 

Guilherme Canela Godoi (gcanela@unesco.org.uy)

UNESCO Field Office:

Project contacts: 

Francisco Godinez Galay, Director (cpr@cpr.org.ar

Project place: 
Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay