In order to strengthen the communication skills on HIV and AIDS of journalists and journalism students close to finishing their studies, residents of Latin America and the Caribbean, AHF Latin America, the University Coordination of Observatories of the Veracruzana University, the Argentine Network of Scientific Journalism and the Latin American Network of Journalists on HIV and AIDS invite you to participate in the selection process for the international distance course “Challenges in the coverage of HIV / AIDS in contemporary Latin America.”
In Latin America, where around 20 percent of new HIV infections occur in the population between 15 and 24 years of age, it is one of the regions of the world with the highest increase in cases in recent years.
Information based on scientific evidence is one of the main tools for the population to have the necessary inputs in order to avoid new infections and promote self-care, which is why the media have a relevant role in the response to HIV in the region.
What is the Course?
- Unique in the world, it is an opportunity for theoretical and practical professional updating for journalists from Latin America who are interested in covering health, science, human rights or public policies on HIV and AIDS, to improve the quality of the coverage on the subject and its intersection with others, such as Covid19, hepatitis C, and adding the media to the global response to the pandemic.
- Over the course of three months, sessions will be held with specialists in different topics of science, health and social determinants, and practical sessions to develop relevant journalistic products.
- Journalists interested in the subject who have little experience in health matters;
- Students of journalism degrees in the last year of study and with an interest in health journalism.
- Abbreviated CV;
- Letter with the reasons to participate in the course;
- Work example.
For more information, visit https://periodismovihsida.org/