Gmedia Center is a Geneva based initiative whose overall objective is to empower media to further civil society goals on human rights and democracy. Gmedia Center will facilitate the necessary interaction between international actors and the media to enhance journalists’ capabilities in human rights reporting and maintain these connections through a global web community dedicated to furthering civil society goals.
Access. Facilitate the fundamental interaction between international actors and the media as a source for civil society to gain knowledge and awareness of Human Rights. Voice. Provide a forum as an opportunity to denounce violations, seek solutions, share hopes and efforts from every corner of the world. Community. Strengthen dialogue and join efforts a basis to promote common global values and ethics.
Information and communication are vehicles of change, opportunities to understand the challenges, means to raise voices and tools to protect people in need. Media today represent the opportunity for that change as key players in promoting human rights, good governance and accountability and contributing to building a democratic society.
Freedom of opinion and freedom of expression are indispensable conditions for the full development of the person. They are essential for any society. They constitute the foundation stone for very free and democratic society (..) Freedom of expression is necessary condition for the realization of the principles of transparency and accountability that are, in turn, essential for the promotion and protection of human rights.1
Our Human Rights Programme is structured around the organization of several Human Rights workshops for journalists in Geneva in conjunction with the sessions of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies. Journalists attend the sessions concerning their respective country and participate in the Workshop chaired by human rights experts from Academia, Media, UN Agencies and International NGOs. Through our workshops we intend to:
Enhance journalists’ understanding of human rights principles, mechanisms and institutions.
Provide them with the necessary tools, references and advocacy networks.
Improve journalists’ human rights investigating and reporting skills.
Connect journalists with key international organizations.
Our community is an integrated approach utilizing the power of social media to build a network of like minded journalists committed to improving human rights reporting to civil society. Through this tool we give journalists the opportunity to:
Share their human rights articles
Collect and exchange information on existing initiatives
Interact with a professional network of journalists committed to the same cause
Access learning resources
Participate in online seminars
Enhance their knowledge through e-learning courses
 CCPR/C/GC/34 paragraph 3 and 4.