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UNESCO Workshop Prepares Journalists to Cover International AIDS Conference

09-07-2004 (Paris)
Journalists and other communication professionals from 8 South East Asian countries assembled in Bangkok, Thailand, to participate in a week-long regional training on HIV/AIDS research and reporting skills. The training overlaps with the opening of the ‘International AIDS Conference 2004’ taking place in Bangkok from 11 to 16 July.
The training is intended for individuals who are professionally engaged in communicating HIV/AIDS scientific research to the public. It focuses on gathering and / or disseminating information about HIV/AIDS by electronic means, using and evaluating HIV/AIDS resources on the Internet, strengthening writing and reporting skills, and verifying accuracy of information issued for a public audience. It also provides an excellent opportunity for journalists to network amongst themselves, especially in the follow up to the International AIDS Conference 2004.

The timing of the workshop provides participants with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and scope by attending the International AIDS Conference 2004, which they will attend to gain practical experience, exercise their newly acquired skills, and take part in an exchange of up-to-date information.

Co-organised by UNESCO and the Science and Development Network, this week-long event is being hosted by the Asian Technology Institute in Bangkok from 6-13 July. Participants are from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar.
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      · Training of Media Professionals: News Archives 2004
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