Wednesday, April 20, 2005

REDcom – New Website on Freedom of Expression and the Press

redcom website (In Spanish.)

Direct access to more than 100 organizations active in promoting freedom of expression and press freedom, as well as the right of access to information, are now available on REDcom, a new website developed by UNESCO´s Regional Office for Communication and Information for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Quito.

REDcom was developed with financial support from the Consell Insular de Menorca, Baleric Islands, Spain. It is a key component of the project “Strengthening the Capacities of Communication Media in the Andean Countries" (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela) that is being supported by Menorca.

The project, whose fundamental objective is to strengthen freedom of expression and the independent media in the Andean countries has so far carried out, in addition to REDcom, eight national workshops, a national encounter of community radios in Bolivia, the creation of journalists network in Colombia, a radio series on multiculturalism and communication, a manual on digital communication, a demographic study on radio audiences in Ecuador and a radio series on the Information Society and its impact in the Andean region.

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