Director-General condemns the murder of Iraqi television journalist Ali Jaafar
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Iraqi television journalist Ali Jaafar in Baghdad on 31 May.
Youth and Media. A UNESCO workshop in Beirut
60 students from UNESCO Associated Schools in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Tunisia and the Palestinian Territories met recently in Lebanon’s capital Beirut for workshop to learn more about media, and their role in it.
I too have a story
Thanks to a recent training workshop held in Nepal on Digital Storytelling, the Tansen community media centre in the Palpa District of Western Nepal has a new segment in their local cable TV programme titled “I too have a story”.
Radio journalists in Laos launch new participatory programmes
Ordinary citizens in Laos now have a new forum to air their views, after 18 radio journalists, producers, and technicians received training in new technology that makes it easier to directly involve listeners in their programmes.
Director-General deplores killing of Pakistani cameraman Munir Ahmed Sangi
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today deplored the killing of Pakistani cameraman Munir Ahmed Sangi who was shot dead on Monday while covering a gunfight in the Pakistani town of Larkana. Mr Matsuura called for improved safety for journalists working in areas of armed conflict.
UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Feasibility study launched
UNESCO has now launched a public consultation on the objectives, practicalities, costs and expected results of a “World Day for Audiovisual Heritage” to be celebrated annually on 27 October to build global awareness of the various issues at stake in preserving the audiovisual heritage.
The Open Frame 2006: Call for productions
UNESCO and the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) of India are inviting African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Pacific audiovisual directors and filmmakers to submit their latest productions to "The Open Frame: The International Festival & Forum on Public Service Broadcasting" to be held in New Delhi, India from 15 to 21 September 2006.
Director-General condemns killing of two CBS crew members in Baghdad calls for improved safety for journalists in Iraq
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the killing of CBS cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan in Baghdad on Monday and called for improved safety for media workers in Iraq.
UNESCO reviews progress of CMC scale-up initiatives in Africa
UNESCO concluded a review meeting of its Community Multimedia Centre scale-up initiative in Africa on 20 May in Bamako, Mali, to discuss progress and strategies for the future.
Director-General condemns murder of Philippines radio journalist Fernando “Dong” Batul
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder of Fernando “Dong” Batul, a journalist with the Palawan-based radio DYPR in Puerto Princesa, known for his outspokenness, on 22 May.
Advocacy for access to knowledge: International seminar on copyright and libraries in Kiev
End of last week, the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kiev, Ukraine, played host to experts from across the region at an international seminar on the role of libraries and access to knowledge, organized with the support of UNESCO's Information for All Programme (IFAP).
Director-General of UNESCO welcomes lifting of restrictions on the media in Nepal
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today welcomed the lifting by Nepal’s Council of Ministers of restrictions on press freedom. Mr Matsuura also pledged UNESCO’s support to help the country rebuild an enabling environment for free and independent media.
New partnership between UNESCO’s ACCESS-net centre and Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity established
A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation to help overcoming the digital divide was signed by the Baku Scientific and Training Centre (BSTC) of Azerbaijan, a key member of UNESCO’s ACCESS-net, and the Korean Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) on 11 May 2006, in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Revisiting public service broadcasting: UNESCO releases series of seven human rights related films
UNESCO has just released of a series of seven films and documentaries illustrating how topics such as human rights, the fight against discrimination, freedom of expression, tolerance and peace can be approached by public service television.
First conference on traditional medicine and pharmacy in medieval manuscripts
The first international conference on the theme “Traditional Medicine and Pharmacy in Medieval Manuscripts” will take place from 12 to 14 June 2006 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Journalist training for women in preparation of June 2006 referendum in Mauritania
Training for producing public service announcements for women journalists is presently taking place in Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott highlighting the important role of women journalists to inform and sensitize voters in preparation of the June 2006 referendum.
Director-General condemns murder of Indonesian journalist Herliyanto
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of freelance journalist Herliyanto in Takoran, in the east of Java (Indonesia).
Evaluation Report on UNESCO's Community Multimedia Centre Initiative
UNESCO’s Community Multimedia Centre initiative is contributing “to improving quality of life through access to information” according to an independent evaluation report carried out by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of Philippine photographer Albert Orsolino
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder of photographer Albert Orsolino on 16 May in Calooncan City (Philippines), and reiterated his concern over the particularly violent conditions under which journalists work in this country.
World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Kenya
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day 2006, the UNESCO Office in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted a meeting on the “The Relationship between Press Freedom, Development and Poverty Eradication” on 3 and 4 May.
UNESCO's ACCESS-net fosters training of ICT trainers as part of Korea IT Learning Programme
Over 500 people from Eastern Europe and Central Asia are now ICT experts in system and network design and administration thanks to a series of training sessions organized since 2001 in the framework of UNESCO’s Association of Computer Centers for Exploiting Sustainable Synergy (ACCESS-net).
IT equipment handed over to Afghan Ministry of Education
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education and UNESCO held a joint ceremony on 16 May in the country’s capital Kabul, to hand over computer and office equipment to the Ministry provided under a US-funded project for the reconstruction of Afghanistan’s educational system.
UNESCO Director-General condemns attack against Christian radio station in Nairobi
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the 12 May attack against a Christian radio station in Nairobi that left one person dead and two others injured.
Press freedom, development and poverty discussed by Palestinian journalists on 3 May
The challenges and opportunities facing Palestinian media and press freedom were among the topics discussed by prominent Palestinian media professionals and representatives of international correspondents in a seminar organized by the Birzeit University Media Institute and UNESCO to celebrate World Press Freedom Day on 3 May.
UNESCO celebrates First World Information Society Day
UNESCO celebrates today the first World Information Society Day that each year on 17 May helps raising awareness of the benefits of the Internet and other ICT for development.
UNESCO releases software for building education management information system
UNESCO just released OpenEMIS, an open-source software, to facilitate the setting up of an Education Management Information System adapted to the needs of the users at central, regional and local levels.
UNESCO's Audiovisual E-Platform: 2000th user registered
The 2000th community member registered in UNESCO’s Audiovisual E-platform on 9 May. With this registration, the E-platform celebrates the consolidation of an important on-line community for the promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity through the audiovisual media.
UNESCO Director-General condemns the murders of seven journalists and media workers in Iraq
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura condemned on 12 May the killings of several journalists in Iraq over the past few days, and reiterated his request for measures to ensure the security of media professionals in carrying out their duty to inform.
Bridging the technology gap between and within Nations
The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCTAD/UN-CSTD, CSTD) will start today its 9th Session in Geneva, Switzerland.
UNESCO invites proposal for slogan for World Information Society Day
Proposals for a slogan for UNESCO’s celebrations of World Information Society Day, which will be celebrated on 17 May each year, can now be posted on the Organization’s website.