Ossigeno multilingual project open to students
Open to students and translators, aims to expand the activity of the Italian Observatory for threatened journalists
BOLOGNA – Ossigeno per l’informazione (Oxygen for Information), in association with the Order of Journalists of the region Emilia Romagna, launched the project “Ossigeno senza barriere” (Oxygen without barriers) on May 9, in Bologna. The project, based on the translation of articles, aims to expand the activity of the Italian Observatory for threatened journalists on an international scale, supported by the FNSI (Italian Federation of Editors and Newspapers) and the OdG (Order of Journalists).
The purpose of the project is to defend the right of research of relevant public interest information from Italy and abroad, and the right to be informed about facts without omission and interference. Unfortunately, these rights are facing threats and abuses in recent years all over the world.
Journalists, students and recent graduates willing to take part in a training experience as volunteers are welcome to participate. The base-project of 3 months, which can be renewed, aims to: 1) spread the news and Annual Reports made by Ossigeno to an international level; 2) develop international relations with similar institutions and organizations; 3) find relevant acts, studies and documents on the theme of violent censorship in foreign languages and to translate them into Italian for future publication and internal debate.
Volunteers collaborating on the project will be given a certificate of participation and will be guided by expert tutors during weekly meetings in Bologna. A final meeting at the end of the summer will be dedicated to the presentation of the finished work.