Seminar and workshops on press freedom and journalists’ safety held in Paraguay

Two workshops and a seminar on press freedom were held in Paraguay (both in the capital and in the interior) in April and May. The objective was to set up fora to discuss, debate and organise journalists and other media workers with a view to improving their safety and protection which are essential to fully exercise the freedom of expression and thereby strengthen democracy.

A large number of union members from various regions and a broad range of media participated in the events.

Two of the most significant achievements were the publication of a safety protocol by the National Union of Journalists in Paraguay (SPP) and the launch of discussion platforms where other media workers will be invited to participate along with civil society stakeholders.

More about the workshops on http://goo.gl/18pyMl; http://goo.gl/N7t6IR