Conectas and Abraji launch online course on human rights for journalists

Free four-week training for press professionals starts on 5 November.

Seventy years ago human rights existed (in the modern sense of the term) and for seventy years they have been a novelty, constantly producing new agendas.

Responsibility in informing society on this theme, in all its complexity, relies not only on the sensitivity of the journalist, but also on their solid understanding about the basic concepts of each topic and about where to find and how to handle data and information for reporting.

With a view to contributing to this objective, Conectas Human Rights and Abraji (The Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism) are opening registration for the 1st  Online Course on Human Rights for Journalists. This free, four-week training course aimed at professionals already working in the area, starts on 5 November.

Participants will have weekly access to modules with video-classes, recommendations for sources and video-tutorials on how to access and cross-reference databases, as well as suggested reading and exercises on topics related to journalistic coverage of human rights.

Content will be available to participants at any time during the period of each module. There will also be forums during which specialists will be answering queries.

Topics such as Brazil’s position within international bodies, the problems involved in the prison system and the Brazilian criminal justice system and the responsibility of business in relation to environmental and social impacts.

Working journalists can fill in the form below and register free of charge. The list of those selected will be announced up to one week before the start of the online course.

  •  Register, free of charge here.

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