|Strengthening journalistic ethics|
El Paso, TX, June 15, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – In order to strengthen journalistic ethics in professional organizations and institutions of the media, and strengthening their role in injury and violence prevention violence the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) U.S.-Mexico Border Office-in collaboration with the Association of Journalists of Ciudad Juarez and the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) held the conference: Journalism, Violence and Human Rights this past June 11, 2012.
Ernesto Lopez Portillo Vargas, Executive Director and Founder of the Institute for Security and Democracy, AC-Insyde, imparted the conference. Lopez Portillo talked about the difficulty faced by journalists every day in Ciudad Juarez, due to security absence. He also congratulated journalists who still performing their job with good standards of ethics, Human Rights and professionalism on the Paso del Norte region; even tough it is often really difficult to play this role in a dangerous zone.
Lopez Portillo also spoke of the problem journalists face with political and economic agendas in all media in general, and advised them that the best way is self-regulation to go slowly overcoming the resistance that has these issues.
For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S, Knowledge Management & Communication
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4 El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040 / Fax (915) 845-4361