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Indigenous People and Information Society

Increasing communication both within and among indigenous societies, and between them and the rest of the world.
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Indigenous People and Information Society
Kaoko Local Knowledge Living Archive Project, Namibia
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UNESCO places a high value on programmes aimed at mutual understanding, tolerance and respect for the rights of individuals to a cultural identity and to self-determination. This Programme supports activities which strengthen the international standing of the indigenous media.
Part and parcel of this strategy is the reinforcement of a free flow of communication both within and between indigenous societies and between them and the rest of the world. UNESCO therefore welcomes activities which create and reinforce the indigenous media and promote their participation in an international dialogue.

In particular, UNESCO supports the following initiatives by indigenous societies and NGOs:
  • regional training programmes and seminars;
  • projects to develop media resources and to encourage dialogue, financed by the IPDC, the Participation Programme or funds-in-trust;
  • educational and learning resources via the Internet for the benefit of journalists and media practitioners.
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