Produce, manage and socialize the knowledge that allows the
strengthening of citizenship and an influence the national public
agenda, specifically the national media, as well as citizen
deliberation forums that promote a collective consensus and a more
democratic relationship between the State and society.
We are both a national and international renowned center of critical
thinking that has become a reference in communication issues. CINCO
contributes to a more democratic development based on freedom of
expression and opportunities for social groups, when it comes to
demanding citizen rights.
CINCO’s institutional philosophy – in addition to the media
programs that the center co-produces – is based on principles of
equality and non-discrimination, human dignity, freedom, justice and
the promotion of human development. All of these principles also
appear in the Nicaraguan Political Constitution and Human Rights
treaties that have been incorporated into the national legal
The organization tries to fulfill the democratic
duty of the national media - both between social and political actors
and the State - through the following tasks: monitoring power and
contributing to the democratization of our society. Our
principles are fundamental for these purposes:
- The principle of autonomy of social and political actors and the
need to establish partnerships for the greater good.
- Citizen participation in every decision-making process as an
essential element for the democratization of our society.
- The exercise of citizen control through a competitive and transparent
public opinion regime.
- The right of information as an essential element in order to raise
the capacity to defend citizen rights.
- Individual and collective dialogical ethics that create spaces for
communication and consultation among civil society and a dialogue
with the State.