Seminar for jounalists

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IV Seminar for Journalists

The registration period for the IV Seminar for Journalists, “Drug Policy in Latin America” is now open.  It is organized by CONFEDROGAS Consortium with the sponsorship of the Open Society Foundation and the support of Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa,  Red-Salud and Cosecha Roja.

The seminar will take place September 2, 2014 in San Jose, Costa Rica, the day before the 5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy. It is a specialized seminar, in Spanish, that has a capacity of 25 journalists from the region.

Registration will be open until August 2nd. 

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS (registration, airfare, and lodging) and PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded.

•          Those journalists who are 18 years or older, from Latin America or the Caribbean, have published in writing for press in the region, and who have up-to-date passports, can participate.

•          It is a condition that one proposes a recommendation letter from the Publisher committing him/her to allow the travel of the journalist and cover the Conference in the media to which it belongs (the editor’s note must be sent in paper form with the letterhead of the media and signed by the Publisher, all in PDF format).

•          It is also necessary that one send the most recently published article on the theme with a signature.

•          Those who have received scholarships in the past editions of the seminar can not participate.

Apply for a scholarship to participate in the Seminar for Journalists and cover the V5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy!

Download the form here (in Spanish), complete it, and attach the requested documents ONLY IN PDF FORMAT.

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The objective of the seminar is to generate a critical group of trained and engaged journalists from a perspective linked to respect for human rights, inclusive policies, drug policy reform, and harm reduction, so that they may strengthen democratic processes in Latin America through their role as professionals.