Capacity building in Latin America: journalism and technology beyond the screen
UNESCO’s course “Beyond the screen: journalism and technology”, will provide journalists in Latin America with new tools and perspectives to tell more thorough, critical and quality stories about the vast world of technology and the Internet.
This course, led by Natalia Zuazo, an Argentinian journalist and political scientist, is aimed at journalists across Latin America and the Caribbean and it is designed to go beyond the trivial news and press releases about the latest technologies. It will explore innovative ways to report on technology-related issues taking into account the historical moment, diversity of sources, human stories, legal framework and social, economic, cultural and psychological effects.
“In recent years technology journalism has been reduced to reviewing gadgets and blithely reporting on the newest releases,” Zuazo pointed out. She is the author of the books “Guerras de internet” (Internet wars) and “Los dueños de internet” (The owners of the Internet) and the director of Agencia Salto. “Along the way we've lost one of the essential purposes of journalism: providing relevant, groundbreaking information or helping us gain a better understanding of the world to make more informed decisions as citizens.”
23 July 2021
Online - Uruguay