The S-INFO (Sustainable Info) project is a European partnership that brings together 4 countries:
- the Italian cooperative Tele Radio City,
- AISBL Sustainable Communication (S-Com), based in Brussels, Belgium,
- the Romanian association Context (Asociația Jurnalistilor De Investigații) and
- the Maltese association Repubblika.
Its mission is to support civil society organisations active in the media world and to help them carry out support programmes for associations defending journalists and independent journalists.
At the heart of the S-INFO project is the desire to promote press freedom and pluralism, and to offer a narrative that takes account of the complexity and nuances of the times we live in in terms of news and the circulation of information, while enabling civil society and media professionals to work together, to inspire and strengthen each other.
The S-INFO project also seeks to deconstruct disinformation and toxic discourse, and to analyse the creation of fake news and its impact on society.
Through a range of training courses, the project enables journalists and media professionals to enhance their skills, meet the social challenges of our time and hone their investigative skills.
S-INFO is based on two methodologies, two working philosophies: firstly, the concept of “slow journalism“, i.e. getting away from the time constraints imposed on the traditional media and preventing them from taking a step back and carrying out a long-term analysis, with the means to observe a reality in all its complexity, while making it understandable and accessible to every citizen. On the other hand, S-INFO is based on Peace Studies and Peace Research, i.e. the desire to move from cultural violence in terms of vocabulary, imagery, metaphors and symbols to a cultural peace that supports social justice and fosters benevolence at all levels of society.
The project will produce 2 investigative reports per partner country, which will be published on a specially created application, training courses for journalists and a pan-European collaboration platform for independent and investigative journalists who share the project’s values.
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