Indigenous Journalism: Territory and Environment

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Indigenous Journalism: Territory and Environment
Estimated time commitment: 7 hours
Certificate of completion: Yes
Language: English and Spanish

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and independent media outlet Agenda Propia and its #RedTejiendoHistorias program present this e-learning course to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous journalists around the world understand journalism from the perspective of Indigenous people. The idea is to improve coverage of the realities Indigenous people face with a focus on human rights, the concept of "Mother Earth," territory and the environment.

The course is composed of three modules and will be available free of charge in Spanish and English. Registration is currently available. Notice that as of 2024, the course is now accessed through the Moodle learning management system.

The modules begin with reflections on contemporary journalism as a whole, how Indigenous peoples are represented, with special emphasis on the work of the media and Indigenous journalists and communicators.

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In addition, participants will learn about Indigenous human and territorial rights, gain access to an extensive repository of resources and receive recommendations for developing their own stories focused on the rights of Mother Earth and territory. These concepts are fundamental for the physical and cultural survival of Indigenous peoples, as well as the conservation of biodiversity.

The course ends with the development of the "Intercultural Collaborative Journalism" methodology, a tool designed by the Colombian media outlet Agenda Propia and their
#RedTejiendoHistorias program to co-create stories by way of intercultural teams of journalists and Indigenous people.

The platform also shares guides for the production of stories, proposals for topics worthy of journalistic coverage, different multimedia materials and inspiring reports to help learners.

At the end of the three modules, learners will be presented with a course evaluation. A certificate will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course.

This course is aimed at communicators, journalists, storytellers and journalism students - Indigenous and non-Indigenous - from any part of the world.

If you have any questions on technical support, please send them to [email protected].

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Credit: Indigenous Colombian artist (Nasa people), C├ęsar Galarza.

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