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  • How Media could serve young Iraqis 12-05-2006 (Amman) 
    How Media could serve young Iraqis
    "What do you personally think should be done to create jobs in Iraq?” A wealth of good ideas emerged from the question posed to young Iraqi students and journalists by UNESCO and UNIFEM on World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2006.
  • IPDC support for Maldives Community Broadcasting project  highlighted during Director-General’s visit 12-05-2006 (Paris) 
    IPDC support for Maldives Community Broadcasting project highlighted during Director-General’s visit
    During his first visit to the Maldives, from 1 to 2 May, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matssura referred to UNESCO’s new cooperation with the Maldives, through IPDC, in reinforcing community broadcasting, and affirmed the Organization’s readiness to help in setting up a Community Media Centre (CMC) in the Maldives country and in the training of journalists.
  • Fostering partnerships between Africa and Eurasia ICT training professionals 11-05-2006 (Paris) 
    Fostering partnerships between Africa and Eurasia ICT training professionals
    Networking technologies and the Internet can help to foster knowledge sharing and transfer between Africa and Eurasia, particularly in training ICT professionals in both continents, said the participants of a UNESCO workshop recently in Tanzania’s capital Dar Es Salaam.
  • Successful 10-05-2006 (Amman) 
    Successful "Mission in Books" project in Jordan thanks to UNESCO's CDS/ISIS software
    Thanks to UNESCO's CDS/ISIS software, the Regional Office of the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Amman was able to create a multilingual library as an open space of knowledge in Jordan.
  • ITU-UNESCO Global Symposium on Multilingual Internet opened in Geneva 10-05-2006 (Geneva) 
    ITU-UNESCO Global Symposium on Multilingual Internet opened in Geneva
    “Multilingualism is a political imperative to democratize our societies so that everyone can make a contribution”, said Elizabeth Longworth, Director of UNESCO’s Information Society Division, opening a three day symposium on the multilingual Internet yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Earthquake and Tsunami warning marks World Press Freedom Day in Samoa 09-05-2006 (Apia) 
    Earthquake and Tsunami warning marks World Press Freedom Day in Samoa
    The Journalism Association of Samoa (JAWS) celebrated World Press Freedom Day despite the delay caused by a tsunami warning. A strong earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday 3rd May resulted in a tsunami warning for several Pacific Island Countries including Samoa. The Government declared a state of emergency asking everyone to stay home.
  • eTUKTUK takes internet and radio to Sri Lankan villages 09-05-2006 (New Delhi) 
    eTUKTUK takes internet and radio to Sri Lankan villages
    In the hilly region of Kothmale in central Sri Lanka, the tuk-tuk, the three wheeled motorcycle, which is a favoured form of local transport common in South Asia, is all set to take a new form as a self-contained mobile telecentre.
  • The Annual Conference of Caribbean Media in observance of World Press Freedom Day, May  2-3 2006 05-05-2006 (Kingston) 
    The Annual Conference of Caribbean Media in observance of World Press Freedom Day, May 2-3 2006
    A conference of Caribbean media and communication professionals in Barbados, May 2-3 has agreed on a wide range of recommendations to policy makers, media houses and media training institutions to advance press freedom and greater use of communication to support regional integration and poverty alleviation.
  • Journalists Roundtable to mark World Press Freedom Day in Sudan 05-05-2006 (Juba) 
    Journalists Roundtable to mark World Press Freedom Day in Sudan
    In marking this year’s World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO Outpost in Juba, with backstopping from Nairobi and Paris Office, supported the Union of journalists of Southern Sudan in organizing a roundtable bringing together journalists from media houses around Juba.
  • UNESCO Beirut celebrates World Press Freedom Day 04-05-2006 (Beirut) 
    UNESCO Beirut celebrates World Press Freedom Day
    "And the next day the paper came out", this is how the book "One Hundred Years of Red Ink" commemorating assasinated Lebanese jounalists by starts.
  • UNESCO Director-General condemns killing of two Tamil newspaper employees in Jaffna 04-05-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO Director-General condemns killing of two Tamil newspaper employees in Jaffna
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the assassination of two employees of the Tamil newspaper Uthyan, Bastian George Sagayathas (Suresh), and Rajaratnam Ranjith, in Jaffna on 2 May, the eve of World Press Freedom Day.
  • World Press Freedom Day links freedom of expression and the fight against poverty 03-05-2006 (Colombo) 
    World Press Freedom Day links freedom of expression and the fight against poverty
    Some 300 participants attending an international conference on Media, Development and Poverty Eradication here this week, today adopted the Colombo Declaration calling for freedom of the press to be recognized as a core element in development strategies.
  • Online platform on art, design and technology in Arab States 03-05-2006 (Beirut) 
    Online platform on art, design and technology in Arab States
    New technology can transform oral language in stunning images reflecting the rich Arab culture, experts said during a recent evaluation of UNESCO’s DigiArts Masters Module on “Art, Design and Technology in the Arab States”.
  • UNESCO helps ABU to develop low-cost mobile broadcasting system 02-05-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO helps ABU to develop low-cost mobile broadcasting system
    Demonstrating the possibility of using digital technology for low cost radio broadcasting, a prototype of a “radio-in-a-box” was recently developed by the Studio Technology and Training Team of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).
  • World Press Freedom Day being celebrated in Mauritania through journalists’ capacity building 28-04-2006 (Rabat/Nouackchott) 
    World Press Freedom Day being celebrated in Mauritania through journalists’ capacity building
    Celebrating World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, UNESCO and UNDP organize three workshops for Mauritanian journalists in the country’s capital Nouakchott from 2 to 4 May 2006 within the framework of the creation of a Media House in Mauritania.
  • First ever community radio station in Jordan 27-04-2006 (Amman) 
    First ever community radio station in Jordan
    UNESCO and UNIFEM just launched a joint programme to establish an e-village in Lib and Mleih. UNIFEM is leading the e-village project while UNESCO is providing the first ever community radio station in Jordan to the e-village.
  • Caribbean Media celebrates World Press Freedom Day through conference in Barbados 27-04-2006 (Kingston) 
    Caribbean Media celebrates World Press Freedom Day through conference in Barbados
    Caribbean media celebrates this year’s World Press Freedom Day on 3 May at its annual conference on “Freedom of the press and human development in the Caribbean” in Bridgetown, Barbados from 2 to 3 May 2006.
  • World Press Freedom Day 2006 to focus on media,  development and poverty eradication 26-04-2006 (Paris) 
    World Press Freedom Day 2006 to focus on media, development and poverty eradication
    Media, Development and Poverty Eradication is the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, which UNESCO will observe in Colombo (Sri Lanka) with a two-day international conference on the subject and the award ceremony of the 2006 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to Lebanese journalist May Chidiac.
  • Promotion of Information Literacy in the South Caucasus 25-04-2006 (Paris) 
    Promotion of Information Literacy in the South Caucasus
    This brief reports on progress made in the Information Literacy in the South Caucasus project, funded by UNESCO's Information for All Programme, and, in particular, the series of three workshops held at the Caucasus Research Resource Centres (CRRC) in Yerevan, Armenia from 27 February to 2 March; Baku, Azerbaijan from 29 to 31 March and Tbilisi, Georgia from 3 to 5 April.
  • Media Forum for Young Journalists held in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg 25-04-2006 (Moscow) 
    Media Forum for Young Journalists held in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
    The Media Forum of Young Journalists «Dialogue of Cultures» took place in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) on 4 and 5 April 2006. It was organized by the Eurasia Media Centre with support from the UNESCO Moscow office, the State Hermitage Museum, the International Confederation of Unions of Journalists and the International Academy of Television and Radio.
  • Conference on Partnerships for Knowledge Societies in Berlin 24-04-2006 (Paris/Berlin) 
    Conference on Partnerships for Knowledge Societies in Berlin
    Abdul Waheed Khan, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, presents UNESCO’s actions in the areas of communication and information at a conference on “Building Partnerships for Knowledge Societies” at the Federal Chancellery in Germany's capital Berlin today.
  • World Information Society Week, 9-19 May 21-04-2006 (Paris/Geneva) 
    World Information Society Week, 9-19 May
    Following the consultation meeting of WSIS Action Line Moderators/Facilitators on 24 February 2006 in Geneva, a 10-day programme of events will take place from 9 to 19 May in Geneva.
  • UNESCO/CEI Workshop on Information Literacy 20-04-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO/CEI Workshop on Information Literacy
    A workshop on Information Literacy Initiatives in Central and South East European Countries was jointly organized by UNESCO and the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 27 and 28 March 2006.
  • Madanpokhara CMC extends its network to village schools 19-04-2006 (New Delhi/Kathmandu) 
    Madanpokhara CMC extends its network to village schools
    Four new community telecentres were established recently by Madanpokhara community multimedia centre (CMC), in schools belonging to the village development committees (VDCs) of Madanpokhara, Telgha and Rupse in Palpa District of Nepal, in collaboration with UNESCO.
  • New Publication: The Southern Africa Media Diversity Journal 18-04-2006 (Paris) 
    New Publication: The Southern Africa Media Diversity Journal
    A UNESCO-supported Southern Africa Media Diversity Journal came out as a result of a partnership between Gender Links, a South African based NGO, and the Gender and Media Southern Africa Network (GEMSA).
  • Jury meets to review radio script writing contest mobilizing for the MDGs 14-04-2006 (Paris) 
    Jury meets to review radio script writing contest mobilizing for the MDGs
    Early this year a CD Rom entitled “Global Goals - Local Action” was distributed to more than 500 community radio stations in the Africa region to support capacity building of rural and community radio broadcasters.
  • Pacific Media reps gather for elections workshop 13-04-2006 (Apia) 
    Pacific Media reps gather for elections workshop
    With four Pacific nations preparing to go the polls in the coming months some 35 media representatives from the region gathered in Suva, Fiji in March for a three-day UNESCO supported workshop on media and elections.
  • 12-04-2006 (Paris) 
    May Chidiac laureate of UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Day Prize 2006 received by the Director-General
    May Chidiac, the Lebanese journalist who is this year’s recipient of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Day Prize, was received by UNESCO’s Director General on April 11.
  • Microsoft brings together European educators to share best practices for innovative ICT use in schools 12-04-2006 (Tallinn) 
    Microsoft brings together European educators to share best practices for innovative ICT use in schools
    Microsoft Corp ypresently, with the endorsement of UNESCO, is bringing together more than 70 forward-thinking educators from 25 countries across Europe for the third annual Innovative Teachers Forum, taking place 11–12 April in Tallinn, Estonia.
  • New E-Network on Educational Planning & Management 11-04-2006 (Paris) 
    New E-Network on Educational Planning & Management
    UNESCO’s Education Sector has just launched an E-Network on Educational Planning and Management (E-MAP) in support to UNESCO's strategies for achieving Education for All.
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