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  • World Electronic Media Forum in November in Tunis supported by UNESCO 16-09-2005 (Paris) 
    World Electronic Media Forum in November in Tunis supported by UNESCO
    UNESCO will support the organization of the second World Electronic Media Forum that will be held in Tunis from 15 to 16 November 2005, in connection with the second phase of World Summit on the Information Society.
  • Debate on infoethics at UNESCO today 15-09-2005 (Paris) 
    Debate on infoethics at UNESCO today
    A one-day debate on Infoethics takes place today at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris as part of the 9th session of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council for UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP).
  • Call for Application: Creative Thinking / Writing and Design 14-09-2005 (Paris) 
    Call for Application: Creative Thinking / Writing and Design
    Applications can now be submitted for online courses on “Creative Thinking / Writing and Design”, the first part of a “Masters Module on Art, Design and Technology in the Arab States”, offered by UNESCO with several partners in the Arab Region.
  • Colloquium on Language Technologies starts on 14 September at UNESCO Headquarters 13-09-2005 (Paris) 
    Colloquium on Language Technologies starts on 14 September at UNESCO Headquarters
    A three-day Colloquium on Language Technologies starts on 14 September 2005 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
  • IFAP funded young women’s leaders project (YWLP) started in Uganda 13-09-2005 (Nairobi) 
    IFAP funded young women’s leaders project (YWLP) started in Uganda
    A young women’s leaders project started now in Uganda with the support of UNESCO’s Information for All Programme. It helps young women leaders to develop principles and practices of alternative leadership and to build their confidence in the use of ICT.
  • IFAP funded project on libraries and copyright starts 12-09-2005 (Paris) 
    IFAP funded project on libraries and copyright starts
    A project funded by UNESCO's Information for All Programme (IFAP) aiming at empowering library communities to become key players in the development of democratic societies now started with the signature of a contract between UNESCO and eIFL.net.
  • Launching of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2006 09-09-2005 (Paris) 
    Launching of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2006
    UNESCO invites Member States and regional and international organizations professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression to nominate candidates for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
  • 10 September: Software Freedom Day 09-09-2005 (Paris) 
    10 September: Software Freedom Day
    As the Software Freedom Day is celebrated on 10 September, UNESCO continues its efforts to develop free tools for processing information and to provide access to resources on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) through its Portal.
  • UNESCO receives award from Association for International Broadcasting 08-09-2005 (Paris) 
    UNESCO receives award from Association for International Broadcasting
    The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has granted the Award for the Best Youth/Children’s Television Programme for an International Audience to UNESCO’s Reel Intercultural Dialogue short film “The New Beginning” (India).
  • Bureau of Intergovernmental Council for UNESCO’s 07-09-2005 (Paris) 
    Bureau of Intergovernmental Council for UNESCO’s "Information for All Programme" to meet in Paris
    Representatives of Austria, China, Cuba, France, New Zealand, Nigeria, Slovakia and Tunisia, forming the Bureau of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP) will meet from 14 to 16 September 2005 in Paris.
  • UNESCO leads assistance to Palestinian Authority in post Gaza process in communication and information 06-09-2005 (Paris) 
    UNESCO leads assistance to Palestinian Authority in post Gaza process in communication and information
    As a follow up to the 7th Joint UNESCO/Palestinian Authority Committee at Paris Headquarters on 1 and 2 September, a list of projects were identified, and are now being launched for assistance to the post disengagement process in Gaza for activities in the field of communication and information.
  • Broadcasting management training started in Qatar with IPDC support 05-09-2005 (Paris/Doha) 
    Broadcasting management training started in Qatar with IPDC support
    Directors and assistant directors of state and private broadcasting corporations from 12 Arab countries started a one week training course on modern broadcasting management in Qatar’s capital Doha yesterday.
  • UNESCO supports Global Forum for Media Development 02-09-2005 (Paris) 
    UNESCO supports Global Forum for Media Development
    Over 300 media professionals from all over the world will gather on 1-3 October 2005 in Amman, Jordan, at the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the media development sector.
  • 02-09-2005 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns killing of Iraqi television reporter Rafed Al Rubaii
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura, today condemned the shooting by unknown gunmen of Iraqi television reporter Rafed Al Rubaii as he was covering a demonstration in Diyala, east of Baghdad on August 27.
  • UNESCO supports Palestinian media workshop in lead up to disengagement process 01-09-2005 (Paris/Ramallah) 
    UNESCO supports Palestinian media workshop in lead up to disengagement process
    A workshop to prepare Palestinian media professionals and journalists to cover the Israeli disengagement was held late July/early August in Gaza in the premises of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation Media Training Centre (PBC).
  • Czech National Library to receive UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize 01-09-2005 (Paris/Seoul) 
    Czech National Library to receive UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize
    The National Library of the Czech Republic will be awarded the first UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize in recognition of its contribution to the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage on September 2. The prize giving ceremony will take place in Cheongju in the Republic of Korea.
  • Director-General deplores killing in Iraq of Reuters sound engineer Waleed Khaled 31-08-2005 (Paris) 
    Director-General deplores killing in Iraq of Reuters sound engineer Waleed Khaled
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura today deplored the killing of Reuters sound engineer Waleed Khaled, in Baghdad on August 28, and the injuries inflicted on his colleague Haider Kadhem.
  • “Information Commons for e-Science” workshop opens in Paris tomorrow 31-08-2005 (Paris) 
    “Information Commons for e-Science” workshop opens in Paris tomorrow
    An international workshop on “Creating the Information Commons for e-Science: Towards Institutional Policies and Guidelines for Action” that is organized by Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) opens tomorrow at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
  • Journalist training in Syria completed 30-08-2005 (Beirut) 
    Journalist training in Syria completed
    A UNESCO sponsored three day workshop entitled “Writing Skills in a Pluralistic and Updated Approach” gathered correspondents of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) in Damascus from 23 to 25 August 2005.
  • Young TV producers network in Asia on HIV/AIDS 29-08-2005 (New Delhi) 
    Young TV producers network in Asia on HIV/AIDS
    Eleven young documentary filmmakers – eight women and three men - from eight countries in Asia met for a primary screening of their films on Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing (VCCT) for HIV/AIDS in New Delhi last Friday.
  • Internet discussion forum on Open Course Content for higher education 26-08-2005 (Paris) 
    Internet discussion forum on Open Course Content for higher education
    With support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) is planning a series of activities to increase awareness, and support capacity building and informed decision-making related to the provision and use of openly available course content.
  • UNESCO launches a sixth community telecentre in Ethiopia 25-08-2005 (Addis Ababa) 
    UNESCO launches a sixth community telecentre in Ethiopia
    On Monday 22 August 2005, a dual ceremony was held at Rimbaud’s House in the historic Ethiopian city of Harar to mark the inauguration of a UNESCO sponsored community telecentre and to present certificates to the first batch of graduates from the telecentre’s basic ICT course.
  • Communication for Development Roundtable Report just published 24-08-2005 (Paris) 
    Communication for Development Roundtable Report just published
    The UN Inter-Agency Round Table on Communication for Development has published the proceedings of its meeting in Rome, Italy, from 6-9 September 2004.
  • MERCOSUR Training Course on Building Digital Libraries 23-08-2005 (Paris) 
    MERCOSUR Training Course on Building Digital Libraries
    In cooperation with the "Universidade de la Republica Oriental de Uruguay”, UNESCO Montevideo and the National Library of Uruguay will organize in Montevideo, Uruguay from 29 August - 2 September 2005, a training course for MERCOSUR countries on the creation of digital libraries.
  • Nepal CMC Recognized for Innovative Use of Cheap and Simple Technologies 22-08-2005 (New Delhi) 
    Nepal CMC Recognized for Innovative Use of Cheap and Simple Technologies
    The founder and coordinator of a UNESCO-supported community multimedia centre in Nepal was recently recognized for his contribution in disseminating information to society by innovatively using simple and cheap audiovisual technology.
  • UNESCO Signs Agreement with Alcatel Space to Enhance Scientific Cooperation in South-east Europe 19-08-2005 (Paris) 
    UNESCO Signs Agreement with Alcatel Space to Enhance Scientific Cooperation in South-east Europe
    UNESCO recently signed an agreement to participate in the “Space for Science” project funded by the European Space Agency and implemented by Alcatel Space.
  • UNESCO Enables Disadvantaged Groups from Kinshasa's Peripheral Districts to Access Information 18-08-2005 (Kinshasa) 
    UNESCO Enables Disadvantaged Groups from Kinshasa's Peripheral Districts to Access Information
    UNESCO provided financial support for the organization of a training workshop for media clubs in the outlying districts of Kinshasa from 5-8 August 2005.
  • Great Volga River Route: International Workshop organized in Bucharest 17-08-2005 (Paris) 
    Great Volga River Route: International Workshop organized in Bucharest
    As part of The Great Volga River Route project, an International Workshop on Sustainable Development and World Heritage took place on 28-31 July 2005 in Bucharest, Romania. Organized by the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO, the workshop focussed on preservation and environment.
  • New portal for youth in Latin-America and the Caribbean 16-08-2005 (Quito) 
    New portal for youth in Latin-America and the Caribbean
    Latin-American young people will have a new web space when the Portal de juventud para America Latina y el Caribe goes online on International Youth Day on 12 August, supported from CELAJU and UNESCO.
  • Towards Democracy in Iraq website launched by UNESCO 12-08-2005 (Paris) 
    Towards Democracy in Iraq website launched by UNESCO
    In the context of the undergoing constitutional process in Iraq, UNESCO launches a new website dedicated to the media and human rights. It offers relevant and easily accessible information and key publications on these issues.
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