The Central America Hivos regional office is taking 10 future journalists from the region to attend the World Press Freedom Day conference in San José from 2 to 4 May. The journalism students will join the Youth Newsroom, a youth-led team from different countries working together to produce quality coverage of the conference proceedings.
The budding journalists come from five different countries: Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.
The multi-national, multi-media Youth Newsroom will generate extensive coverage of the conference using digital media platforms to reach a global audience. They will also relay the conference back to the delegates and participants, in particular through a daily newspaper, so that all participants know who is attending and what is happening in the parallel sessions they are not able to attend.
This event also presents a unique opportunity to empower young and upcoming journalists as major stakeholders in press freedom (on all platforms) by upgrading their skills and expanding their cross-national networks in a real-time newsroom setting.