Media and communications professionals play a crucial role in raising awareness of urban issues among the general public. Journalists chronicle life in the city, who give voice to urban changes and communicate the different dimensions of urban reality.
This years’ World Summit of local and regional leaders will include an Urban Journalism Academy, with the aim of encouraging a more proactive and effective role of the media in the development of cities at local, national and international levels.
The Urban Journalism Academy (UJA), co-organised by UCLG and the Habitat III Secretariat, is a pioneering and innovative initiative to train journalists and media professionals who are interested in urban development and the social, economic and economic issues facing cities in the 21st century.
The Academy will take place on 12 October between 10:30 and 13:30 (UTC/GMT-5), with the participation of journalist and media professionals, representatives of local and regional governments and representatives of United Cities and Local Governments and UN Habitat.
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