Blogs

  • Apr 132009

    México tiene banda ancha lenta y cara; se necesita más competencia

    Un estudio de servicio de Internet en 30 países puso México en el último lugar en términos de velocidad y entre los más costosos.

    Acceso a Internet inalámbrico es gratuito en este parque en Colima, México.

    La Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico señalo recientemente que México necesita más competencia en la telefonía para reducir el costo del servicio.

    De acuerdo con el estudio, el costo promedio de Internet de banda ancha en México es de $US 55 mensuales, comparado a US$ 24 en Estados Unidos.

  • Apr 122009

    Francia provee subvenciones para que los periódicos no fallen

    De manera muy francesa, el gobierno de Sarkozy intenta proteger 100,000 empleos por invertir 600 millones de euros más en tres años.

    Luis Miguel González, editor de Público en México,  escribe en CNNExpansión del plan de Sarkozy y se pregunta si algo similar le servirá a México.

    Su pregunta principal en la columna es, “¿Estamos ante un plan visionario que, eventualmente, se extenderá a otros países o es una ocurrencia que da cuenta de la excentricidad francesa?” Los miles de periódistas norte

  • Apr 92009

    South Africa's 4th AIDS conference: The politics of HIV in South Africa.

    On a dark Durban night in June 2000, two of South Africa’s leading HIV/AIDS researchers were unexpectedly called to a meeting in a plush room at the city’s Hilton Hotel. “The minister wants to see you! Now!” a government official had simply barked at Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Jerry Coovadia, who were both in the process of releasing groundbreaking studies at the International AIDS Conference.

    Both men had previously been critical of their government’s response to the epidemic which was at the time killing thousands of their compatriots.

  • Apr 92009

    Local journalism: the challenge in Bolivia

    In a recent workshop about journalism, organized by a consortium of universities in Santa Cruz, the brasilian Osman Patzzi, member of the ONADEM -the National Media Observatory-, concluded that local journalism that involves the community, and that talks about its problems, is the future solution for the current crisis that the sector is living due to the impact of digital tools and the world financial difficulties.

    Although I had already visited some of them, this last weekend I held my first workshop after several weeks preparing suitable material to answer real journalistic problems, not

  • Apr 42009

    EXPERTOS MEXICANOS Y LATINOAMERICANOS ANALIZAN COMPROMISO CON LA LIBERTAD DE EXPRESION MEXICO 2009

    Ante un gran número de periodistas mexicanos, connotados comunicadores, abogados y expertos en comunicación se reunieron en la Universidad Autónoma de Mexico los dias 1 y 2 de abril para analizar temas referidos a libertad de expresión y, agregar ideas al documento denominado "Compromiso con la libertad de expresión Mexico 2009" que será presentado el día 11 de mayo en la capital mexicana.UPLOADTEMPLATEIntelectuales de latinoamérica se comprometen con la Libertad de Expresión

    Se lleva a cabo en la UNAM el tercer Seminario Internacional: “Libertad de Expresión: alcances y compromisos&r

  • Mar 312009

    LA CORRUPCION VISTA DESDE AMBOS LADOS DEL MOSTRADOR

    La lucha contra la corrupcion merece ser mirada de manera mas amplia y abarcante de los sectores publicos y privados.

  • Mar 312009

    3rd International Meeting on Freedom of the expression is going to be held in the National Autonomous University of Mexico

    In this important meeting from April 1st to 2nd organized by the Fundacion para la libertad de Expresión is going to be focus on the "Compromiso Mexico 2009" an key document which is going to be launched on May 11 in Mexico City. Besides that, a group of legal and communications experts will discuss sensitive issues related to freedom of the expression and security for journalists in Mexico and other latinamerican countries. A complete program can be read below.

    INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES JURIDICAS DE LA UNAM

  • Mar 312009

    Foreign Exchange Brings Impressions of Home

    I would have looked up Ndubi Mvula, the Zambia Daily Mail's Livingstone bureau chief, in any case. His health reporting had been mentioned to me several times and Livingstone has the highest rate of HIV in the country. The stories there are important, and I looked forward to working with him to tell them in depth. And it's nice to know someone in a nice place. Adding to the fun, though, was that he had just come from my place -- all over the place, covering the most critical American presidential election in either of our memories.

  • Mar 312009

    FUNDACION PARA LA LIBERTAD DE EXPRESION SIGNED AN IMPORTANT AGREEMENT WITH THE HUMAN RIGHTS NATIONAL COMMISION

    México, (Notimex)- En el mensaje que dirigió el ombudsman nacional, José Luis Soberanes Fernández, en el acto donde firmó el acuerdo junto con el presidente de dicha fundación, Armando Prida Huerta, manifestó que el ejercicio periodístico resiente hoy graves presiones.

    Asimismo enfatizó que esta actividad se ha convertido, desafortunadamente, en una de las actividades de más alto riesgo en el país.

    Soberanes Fernández subrayó que contra la libertad de expresión se ciernen la amenaza de la intolerancia, la violencia y, de manera persistente, la impunidad, pues la inmensa may

  • Mar 262009

    Use UHCA to learn - through experience

    Editors Note: Fellow Chris Conte work towards sustainable impact with UHCAIn late 2007, when I learned that I would be coming to Uganda to train and support health journalists here, I sought advice from Bobby Pestronk, the longest serving and one of the most highly respected local public health officials in the U.S. “The first thing you need to realize,” he told me, “is that nothing you do is going to make a difference.”

    He was talking mainly about health, where lasting improvements only come with time. But his bleak comment applies to journalism too.