The US Embassy in the Dominican Republic and the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (Intec) on Monday launched the second edition of the International Diploma in Investigative Journalism, which targets journalists and journalism students.
The diploma began with the keyword “data journalism for a fairer society”, and is implemented through the social communication and digital media profession in the university’s social and human sciences field.
The President of the House of Studies, Julio Sanchez Marínez, on behalf of the Foundation thanked all those who collaborated to implement this certification and invited the participants to benefit from all the materials that will be presented.
“Let the collaboration continue to be able to offer these avenues of training and these avenues of training for the important and vibrant Dominican journalism that celebrates Journalist’s Day today,” he said.
On the other hand, the Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic, Robert W. Thomas, explained that the role of the press is essential to the practice of democracy and the development of the state.
The United States government is committed to promoting journalism in higher education and also to strengthening free and independent media. We are committed to promoting the opportunities that support Dominican investigative journalism, now and in the future.
Thomas stressed that investigative journalism is a vital component of a strong democracy, because the ecosystem for this form of government requires an independent press of government to hold its people and the people it serves accountable.
This is where this initiative was born. We hope this program will incubate ideas on how to develop the practice of investigative journalism in the Dominican Republic. “