Happy Hour Celebrating Freedom of Expression (Intro to Fundamedios)
Come get to know new Hub member organization Fundamedios over drinks and Ecuadorian chocolate! Frank, Andres and Dagmar are "the 3 Musketeers" starting the US presence of Latin American NGO Fundamedios. They invite you to enjoy some drinks, experience authentic Ecuadorian chocolate tasting and get to know them and their organization. Who are we? Fundamedios is an organization with a board experience advocating for human rights and freedom of expression, press freedom and safety of journalists in South America since 2007. The organization has a reputation for taking urgent actions to help stop harassment and violence against the press; training journalists to boost high quality reporting and investigative journalism; and promoting open dialogue about communication, media, and democracy. We have just begun Fundamedios USA to build bridges between journalists in Latin-American and the US and also to promote the same freedoms for Hispanic journalists. What do we need? We seek to connect and establish partnerships with organizations that work on human rights, freedom of expression, access to information, transparency and strengthening of democracy. -- Frank La Rue is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression (and a former Nobel Peace Prize nominee). Dagmar Thiel leads Fundamedios USA. Andres Jara is Program Manager with Fundamedios USA.
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Washington, DC 20005
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