Global Voices and CONNECTAS [es], Colombia-based Latin American journalistic organization, have partnered to share content produced by CONNECTAS on multilingual Global Voices network.
CONNECTAS is a [es] “non-profit journalistic initiative with the aim of promoting production, sharing, training and disseminating information related to topics that are fundamental for development in the Americas”:
CONNECTAS appears in a moment where many opportunities converge in the region, and a need of information of their reality with a transnational prospect. In the Americas, in spite of being a region with similar cultural, historic and linguistic features, of having an active civil society and a growing number of intergovernmental businesses and organizations, there is not enough information with a transnational perspective in the region.
Besides journalistic production, CONNECTAS facilitates journalist training in specialized techniques and topics and organizes meetings, forums and talks with opinion leaders and policymakers. They also promote laws on access to public information in the region and data exchange for investigation, analysis, mapping and visualization.
We believe that the articles and reports produced by CONNECTAS will be a quality complement to our coverage of Latin America.
Read the first article published in English by CONNECTAS on Global Voices, “How Gangs Have Become a Trojan Horse in El Salvador's Security Forces“ The second part will be posted shortly.