Art Exhibition “Environment: Common Good, Common Responsibility”
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International children conference for the environment - Brasil 2010
Marcos Antonio dos SANTOS REIGOTA
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Reporters’ Alliance in Brazil for a dually responsible and solidary media
The mission of J-Aliança is to unite reporters and journalism students for the fostering of a responsible media
The International Alliance of Reporters (J-Aliança) in Brazil is a network that was formed in the context of the citizen alliances, which is supported by the FPH (Fundação Charles Leopold Mayer pelo Progresso da Humanidade—Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind). It is headquartered in Paris, France.
The goal is to work and focus on the theme of reporters’ "Responsibility” to offer those professionals in the field as well as journalism students with a space for reflection. It is an international network and a movement for sharing experiences, reflections, and concrete proposals for the modification of journalistic practises, which aren’t always in agreement with ethical principals.
The key: Responsibility
J-Aliança trains journalism teachers and students to focus on Ethics in Journalism.
Actions in Brazil
J-Aliança has been conducting courses and workshops on Media and Reporters’ Responsibility, in partnership with universities and institutions as well as conducting periodic meetings and dialogues between reporters and civil society. The intention is to analyse the way certain themes have been discussed in the Brazilian media. Thus, the reporter hears the citizens’ critics “live”.
Lectures and “Café Mídia”
J-Aliança holds biweekly meetings in São Paulo where the actions to be developed are planned and where members of the group attend several lectures. In the past few months of 2006, Marta Molina conducted lectures, in turn speaking of “Ethics and Responsible Journalism in Universities”, “Allying verbs and the budget”, by Luiz Henrique Miranda and “Ethics in News Agencies” by Roberto Cattani (all of these are available on the International site: www.alianca-jornalistas.net).
New sections of J-Aliança
In the current year, a new section of J-Aliança was formed in the city of Santos (SP), in which there is a proposal in progress for the creation of another section in São Luis (MA) via co-operation with the reporter Vera Salles. In the State of São Paulo, there is one section in Sorocaba (under the coordination of reporter Helio Rubens), and another one in Bahia, in Salvador under the responsibility of the RAI reporter Stefano Barbi-Cinti. The person responsible for the section in Santos is a reporter from Barcelona, Spain named Marta Molina, who has been a member of the J-Aliança since July 2006.
In Santos, a partnership was established with the newspaper A Tribuna, the University UNIMONTE, and the Reporters’ Syndicate of the State of São Paulo. The syndicate still supports and co-operates with the activities that are currently being developed, in turn providing the group with a work space, and organising lectures, workshops, and meetings.
Active and interactive participation
J-Aliança has a network of collaborators inside and outside of Brazil. The sections of Brazilian reporter collaborators hold biweekly meetings wherein they maintain permanent contact through the Internet. It is an open group and, therefore, every observation, co-operation, and participation is welcomed through the e-mail address aliancajornalistas LCL gmail.com. Young journalism students, professional reporters, and journalism teachers are allowed to register through that e-mail address in order to become a part of this growing network.
Aliança Internacional de Jornalistas