Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi newspaper editor Mohammad Harun Hassan
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Mohammad Harun Hassan, editor-in-chief of the Nabdh Al Shabeb newspaper and Executive Secretary of the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, in Baghdad on October 20.
UNESCO Conference on public services in the media this week in Lisbon
"Promoting Public Services in the Media: Human Rights, Tolerance, Multilingualism and the Fight against Discrimination" is the subject of a UNESCO sponsored conference at which media experts meet this week in Lisbon, Portugal.
UNESCO has prominent role in WSIS, says General Conference
Unanimous support to UNESCO’s active involvement in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and its focus on knowledge societies was given by the Organization's General Conference at its 33rd Session yesterday in Paris.
First UNESCO World Report: “Towards Knowledge Societies”
The rise of “knowledge societies” is the subject of the UNESCO World Report to be launched by Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura at a press conference at Organization Headquarters on November 3
UNESCO's General Conference elects new members to IPDC and IFAP Councils
The General Conference elected this week new members to the Intergovernmental Councils for International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and the Information for All Programme (IFAP).
UNESCO’s General Conference endorses press freedom declarations
UNESCO’s General Conference today endorsed the principles contained in two declarations on “Assistance to Media in Conflict Areas and Countries in Transition” and ‘Media and Good Governance”, adopted at World Press Freedom Day (3 May) in Belgrade, in 2004 and Dakar, in 2005.
Source book on Public Service Broadcasting published by UNESCO
UNESCO announces the publication of "Public Service Broadcasting: A Best Practices Source Book", to provide information on core concepts of Public Service Broadcasting to media professionals, decision makers, students and general public.
UNESCO Director-General deplores new restrictions on press freedom in Nepal
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura yesterday deplored the severe restrictions on press freedom and freedom of expression represented by the new government ordinance issued in Nepal on October 9.
Legal Information Center opened in Moscow under IFAP’s aegis
A Legal Information Center opened on 7 October at the Association of Indigenous People of the North of the Russian Federation in Moscow, under the aegis of the National Committee of Russia of UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP).
Approaches to community-based learning using ICT shared at UNESCO workshop
The presentation of a simple, innovative literacy tool in use in UNESCO-supported community learning centres in Tamil Nadu was presented at a UNESCO workshop on ICTs for Community Empowerment, held in Chennai, India, last week.
UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2005 prize winners announced
The main prize of the UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2005 - “City and Creative Media” goes to Indian artist Ashok Sukumaran for his “poetic yet pragmatic” project SWITCH.
INFOLAC Web Award 2005 for best on-line museums
The deadline for the submission of proposals for the INFOLAC Web Award 2005 for the best on-line museums in Latin-America and the Caribbean is today. The award aims at contributing to capacity building of web content developers.
UNESCO grants go to Commonwealth broadcasters
The Commonwealth Broadcasters Association (CBA) just announced the names of the winners of UNESCO grants to produce interactive chat-show TV programmes on themes related to Education for All (EFA) goals.
Communication and information on agenda of UNESCO’s General Conference
UNESCO’s Member States will start tomorrow discussing the Organization’s future activities related to communication and information including UNESCO’s contribution to the World Summit on the Information Society.
ICTs and sustainable development of remote, rural and marginalized communities
A regional workshop on ICT and Development - the second this year in the Caribbean – gathers community media practitioners from nine countries in the region in Paramaribo, Suriname, next week.
International information literacy workshop in India
An international workshop to promote information literacy in South and South East Asia is presently being held at the Punjabi University, in Patiala, India, with the supportof UNESCO and other partners.
Libraries, the Information Society in action
Some of the best practices from libraries worldwide serving as public access points to networked information will be presented at “Libraries – the Information Society in Action”, a conference organized by IFLA with UNESCO’s support in Alexandria, Egypt, from 10 to 11 November 2005.
Beirut workshop on media and development
A three day workshop on developing media professionals’ skills to better serve sustainable development was recently organized with UNESCO’s support in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
UNESCO/ESA Space for Science project started
The Space for Science project, an initiative to enhance scientific and technical cooperation between scientific communities in South-East Europe and the EU started with a kick-off meeting last week at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
UNESCO Media and Gender Chair established at Communication University of China
The first UNESCO Chair in Media and Gender in China was recently established at the Communication University of China (CUC). The Chair, held by Liu Liqun, aims at raising awareness on gender related issues in the media environment.
UNESCO supports master plan for national press for Democratic Republic of Congo
UNESCO will support a workshop on preparing a master plan for the national press in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to be organized in Kinshasa from 18 to 21 January 2006 by the Ministry of Press and Information.
New partnership for terminology capacity building in Ethiopia
Ethiopian and Swedish terminologists will cooperate through an agreement recently reached between the National Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ethiopia (NATIE) and the Swedish Centre for Terminology (TNC).
Round table “Safety of children on the Internet”
On 20 September 2005, a round table on “Safety of children on the Internet” was organized jointly by the Russian Federation's National Committee for UNESCO's Information for All Programme (IFAP) and Microsoft Corporation Russia and CIS branch.
Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Firas Maadidi
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, condemned the killing of Iraqi journalist Firas Maadidi on September 20 in Mosul, northern Iraq. He was the bureau chief of the Iraqi As-Saffir newspaper.
Digitisation of Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation Archive underway
A project funded by UNESCO’s International programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) to facilitate the digitisation of the archive at the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation is now underway.
Disaster Information Kit for the Caribbean Media, Communities and Families
Resources to aid news reporting on disasters in the Caribbean have been revised through a partnership between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) and UNESCO.
Director-General condemns murder of journalists Hind Ismail and Fakher Haider in Iraq
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of two journalists in separate incidents in Iraq: Hind Ismail, of the Mosul daily As-Saffir, on September 16, and Fakher Haider of the New York Times, on September 18.
Africa Animated! workshop for creators of cartoons completed in South Africa
A five-week workshop for African creators of animated cartoons was recently held in Durban, South Africa, as part of UNESCO’s Africa Animated! initiative for the production of children’s cartoons.
Experts to discuss preservation of digital heritage in November in The Netherlands
Principles and policies for preserving the digital heritage will be on the agenda of an international conference that is taking place from 4 to 5 November 2005 in The Hague.
Preparation of WSIS in Tunis enters last phase with meeting in Geneva
The final preparatory meeting for the forthcoming Tunis Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society opens today at the Palais de Nations in Geneva with UNESCO observers participating throughout the two week event.