CINCO has been constituted as a research center specialized in
political and communication issues. It is the only national
institution that focuses on the behavior of the national media and
its contribution to the social development of the country.
The organization aims to recognize the role of national media as a
vital political actor that functions as a link between civil society
and the State. According to this principle, CINCO performs two lines
Producing knowledge for political actors
our Research Program we aim to reproduce socially useful knowledge,
based on the needs of social actors regarding three main subjects:
Democracy and governance, actors and political culture, media and
Creating new communication spaces
Creating new spaces and communication strategies for the
socialization of the information of public interest, which generates
well-informed public opinions and the strengthening of a civic
Both lines of action have been articulated in every program developed
by CINCO: the Research Program and the Training and Dialogue Program
among political actors.
As part of the second program, the organization has established
strategic alliances with social actors (women and youth),
communication actors (media owners, editors and journalists), as well
as political actors (decision makers). This aims to strengthen
critical thinking skills and an effort to improve democratic
participation in Nicaragua.
The research center you are visiting produces several reports on
structural analysis according to these lines of investigation. It
also provides essays and newsletters in which all authors analyze the
context of issues of national interest.