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Bolivia Press Freedom 2.0: Completion of Certificate Course on Economic and Financial Reporting

13 March 2012 | PROJECT NEWS


On Saturday, 3 March, Bolivia’s’ Fundación Para el Periodismo completed its certificate course on Economic and Financial Reporting, which included a lecture by local expert, Patricia Alborta on the evolution of the Bolivian economy. This specialised three-month course was implemented thanks to the support of the European Journalism Centre through the Press Freedom 2.0 Programme. The course began on 28 November 2011 and included a total of 10 subjects and 200 academic hours of classwork. Eighteen Bolivian journalists specialising in economic and financial reporting from a range of media outlets participated in the course.

Bolivia: Press Freedom, Journalism Training, and Media Literacy
The EJC is engaged in three different media projects, each of them aiming to bring change to Bolivia’s media environment. Focusing on press freedom, mainly through the protection of journalists’ rights and media ethics, journalism training, and media literacy, the projects are designed to answer the needs and expectations of both media professionals and civil society activists in the country.

MFSII - Press Freedom 2.0
A five-year, international media development initiative, Press Freedom 2.0 aims to support democratic development by empowering civil society, citizens, and local media organisations through the implementation of local media projects. Conducted by a Dutch consortium, the Press Freedom initiative offers a range of trainings and activities specifically tailored to the needs of 11 selected countries.