Rosina Duarte de Duarte

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2002


This profile was prepared when Rosina Duarte de Duarte was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
The New Idea
Rosina has developed a strategy for invigorating journalism with the values of social consciousness, thus becoming a tool of change and inclusion for the most oppressed people in Brazil. Rosina is facilitating a new relationship between the media and citizen sector institutions both to stimulate better attitudes toward excluded populations and to inspire wider participation in the journalism profession. Her organization focuses first on broadly educating the public about social disenfranchisement and oppression. She then convenes representatives from journalism, human rights, academia, civic participation, and communications to discuss plans for more substantive public representation and portrayal of otherwise ignored groups. Finally, Rosina works with the most disregarded populations, like street youth, to help them create their own media tools.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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