Guilherme Canela Godoi
Regional Adviser for Communication and Information at UNESCO Montevideo Office
Guilherme Canela holds the position of UNESCO Montevideo Communication and Information Adviser for Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) and Chile. Currently, he is the Regional Coordinator of the UNESCO Initiative for the Promotion of Democracy and Freedom of Expression in judicial systems in Latin America. He has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Brasília and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of São Paulo. For 8 years, Guilherme coordinated the media and journalism research area of the News Agency for Children’s Rights (ANDI). In this period, he was responsible for several surveys that evaluated the news media coverage on issues such as children’s education, rights, violence, health, sexual abuse, human and social development, drugs, participatory democracy, entrepreneurial social responsibility, and human rights. He is co-author of 10 books and several brochures, magazines, and discussion texts. He was research consultant for the UN Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, and for the Ayrton Senna Journalism Award. Guilherme was senior member of the Working Group of the Ministry of Justice of Brazil to Provide Advisory Services to the Regulation of TV Programs’ Rating System and an associated researcher at the Nucleus for Studies of Media and Politics at the University of Brasilia. He was president of the Consultative Committee on Children and Media in Uruguay. Jointly with Solano Nascimento he published the book Access to information and public policies social control. He actively participated in the process of discussion and implementation of access laws in Brazil and Paraguay, and acted as an international observer in the Uruguay Open Government process.