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Facebook announced on Wednesday a three-year investment program in Argentina’s news industry to support nearly 150 media outlets of all sizes and regions in the country, and train more than 3,000 journalists per year. In addition to commercial agreements with dozens of media, the company will invest 1.5 million dollars in the next 12 months in funds for innovation and projects developed together with national associations, such as Adepa (Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities), Fopea (Argentine Journalism Forum) and the international organization SembraMedia.
”We are really excited about this investment, which deepens our continued collaboration with the news industry in Argentina. We hope to create more opportunities for people to engage with the news on Facebook while supporting the news ecosystem, including small and medium-sized media across the country, on and off our platforms, ”said Claudia Gurfinkel, Director of Facebook news associations in Latin America.
Under the News Innovation Test program, Facebook is developing business partnerships with around 30 Argentine news outlets.