Media development organisations

There are organisations that work to support the development of media in Guatemala, during different times of the year they work in training programs supported by both local sponsors and international cooperation.

Among these organisations we can mention Laboratorio de Medios (Media Laboratory), a company that under the auspices of local banks or the United States cooperation, carries out training programs for journalists, especially for those who live outside the capital city or work for local and independent media. In the workshops they instruct them to better use the open data tools published by the government pages and to create databases to sustain their research.

In terms of journalists’ security, the IREX organisation runs a training program to educate Guatemalan and Central American reporters who have been in risk situations.