Public television channel, Canal Capital, signed an agreement with the United Nations (UN) on Friday to educate the public on human rights and create a culture of peace in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota.
The signing was attended by the channel manager, Hollman Morris, Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, and representative for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Todd Howland, who together formulated an agreement that will strengthen public education and hopefully result in “other channels to follow their example,” said Todd Howland.
Channel manager, Hollman Morris explained to Colombia Reports how Canal Capital’s stronger focus on human rights has set them apart on a national level.
“At the regional level, public television in the case of Canal in Bogota, planted a position of defending and promoting human rights and a culture of peace, but you can see many regional channels don’t have an identity and Canal Capital has assumed a position that sets us apart nationally and we are going to stand out internationally as well,” said Hollman Morris.
He indicated the ways in which the channel has already set itself apart saying, “Canal is a channel that is promoting women’s rights, the environment and human rights work in the theme of peace, we are simply reaffirming UN programming.”
The manager was certain to point out that the channel has promoted diversity, sexual freedom and quality information since he arrived at the position in February 2012.
Mayor Petro also expressed his appreciation for the station referring to it as “an instrument that gives a voice to humanity without distinctions, one that will help in building democracy and diversity in the city.”
- Canal Capital firma alianza con la ONU por su labor en la promocion de los DD.HH (Canal Capital)
- Canal Capital firma convenio con la ONU para la difusion de Derechos Humanos (El espectador)
- Interview: Hollman Morris, “Manager of Canal Capital”