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  • Roundtable on audiovisual industry in the Maghreb today in Rabat 20-11-2006 (Rabat) 
    Roundtable on audiovisual industry in the Maghreb today in Rabat
    UNESCO, ISESCO and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, organize on 20 November 2006 a round table analysing the Audiovisual Industry in the Maghreb analysing the current situation and considering perspectives for change.
  • Abdul Waheed Khan to receive Dayawati Modi Award today 17-11-2006 (Paris) 
    Abdul Waheed Khan to receive Dayawati Modi Award today
    The prestigious ‘Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education’ for the year 2006 will be given to Abdul Waheed Khan at a ceremony in New Delhi, India, today.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi TV reporter Muhammad al-Ban 16-11-2006 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi TV reporter Muhammad al-Ban
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the killing of TV reporter and cameraman Muhammad al-Ban in Mosul, in northern Iraq.
  • Director-General condemns the murder of Mexican newspaper editor Misael Tamayo Hernández 16-11-2006 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns the murder of Mexican newspaper editor Misael Tamayo Hernández
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Misael Tamayo Hernández, the editor of the regional daily newspaper El Despertar de la Costa in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
  • African Development Forum:  Digital media training to channel voices of African youth 16-11-2006 (Addis Ababa) 
    African Development Forum: Digital media training to channel voices of African youth
    As part of the activities commemorating the 5th African Development Forum UNESCO, UNICEF and UNECA organized a Media Training Workshop from 9 – 15 November in Addis Ababa for 35 African youths.
  • Kofi Annan: Make the Internet available to everyone 15-11-2006 (New York) 
    Kofi Annan: Make the Internet available to everyone
    Access to information technology creates opportunity for all, especially persons with disabilities, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a message for the International Day of Disabled Persons, observed on 3 December under the theme “E-accessibility”.
  • Enhancing access to information in rural Vietnam 14-11-2006 (Hanoi) 
    Enhancing access to information in rural Vietnam
    “The Voice of Vietnam (VOV)”, a Hanoi based radio station, is now set to provide training for communal media cadres to improve skills in producing radio programmes on development issues such as poverty reduction, community health, medicine and HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • New higher education institutions portal on agenda of UNESCO experts meeting today and tomorrow 13-11-2006 (Paris) 
    New higher education institutions portal on agenda of UNESCO experts meeting today and tomorrow
    Free of charge, easy to access and searchable, these are the characteristics of a future “UNESCO Portal on Recognized Higher Education Institutions” that experts meeting today and tomorrow at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris.
  • Memory of the World meeting aims high in Shanghai 10-11-2006 (Paris/Hong Kong) 
    Memory of the World meeting aims high in Shanghai
    Launching the first regional “Memory of the World” register and planting a new National Committees for the Memory of the World Programme were topics high on the agenda of the 6th Bureau meeting of the UNESCO Memory of the World Committee for Asia Pacific (MOWCAP), held in Shanghai, China from 6 to 8 November.
  • UNESCO-SALIS workshop to build capacity of educators for the disabled 09-11-2006 (New Delhi) 
    UNESCO-SALIS workshop to build capacity of educators for the disabled
    The Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), in collaboration with UNESCO and the Madras School of Social Work (MSSW), is organizing a Workshop on Information Literacy Competency Development for Library and Information Science Professionals and Special Educators at MSSW, Chennai, India, on 6-10 November 2006.
  • Pupil dropout: Fourth dossier of the jeunessearabe.info portal 08-11-2006 (Rabat) 
    Pupil dropout: Fourth dossier of the jeunessearabe.info portal
    Pupil dropout was chosen by jeunessearabe.info to underline several factors that contribute to keeping children out of school, namely economic, social, cultural and political obstacles.
  • UNESCO supports Caribbean indigenous and endangered languages portal 07-11-2006 (Kingston) 
    UNESCO supports Caribbean indigenous and endangered languages portal
    UNESCO and University of West Indies Language Unit launch the first authoritative website on Caribbean Indigenous and Endangered Languages (CIEL). The website showcases and promotes the preservation of over 20 indigenous languages in the region.
  • UNESCO supported campus radio in Rwanda ranks third most popular station 06-11-2006 (Paris/Kigali) 
    UNESCO supported campus radio in Rwanda ranks third most popular station
    Radio Salus, a UNESCO supported radio station at the National University of Rwanda, is after just nine months since its inauguration the third most listened station in the country, according to a recent study by La Benevolencija - Humanitarian Tools Foundation.
  • Director-General condemns killing of U.S. cameraman Brad Will in Oaxaca (Mexico) 03-11-2006 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns killing of U.S. cameraman Brad Will in Oaxaca (Mexico)
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the killing of Brad Will, a cameraman for the international agency Indymedia in a demonstration by teachers in Oaxaca (Mexico) on 27 October.
  • UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize: Call for nominations 03-11-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize: Call for nominations
    Significant contributions to the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage are now being sought to be nominated for the second UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize.
  • Personal information culture on the agenda of Moscow conference 02-11-2006 (Moscow) 
    Personal information culture on the agenda of Moscow conference
    A two day meeting entitled "Personal Information Culture: Information Society Challenges", organized by the Russian National Committee for UNESCO’s Information for All Programme, starts today in Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • Director-General condemns murders of Iraqi journalists Raed Qaies and Saed Mahdi Shalash 31-10-2006 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murders of Iraqi journalists Raed Qaies and Saed Mahdi Shalash
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder, on 26 October, of Iraqi journalist Saed Mahdi Shalash, whose wife was also killed, and of journalist Raed Qaies on 14 October. He urged measures to stop the slaughter of journalists in the country.
  • Documentary on the trafficking of women and girls in the Balkans supported by UNESCO 31-10-2006 (Paris) 
    Documentary on the trafficking of women and girls in the Balkans supported by UNESCO
    UNESCO supported documentary on the illegal trafficking of women, that raises awareness about the dramatic consequences of women trafficking in the Balkans, has just been released by Eurovision News Exchange Project (ERNO).
  • The first celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in Thailand 30-10-2006 (Bangkok) 
    The first celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in Thailand
    The very first celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, established by UNESCO in 2005, was organized on 27 October at the National Archives of Thailand.
  • UNESCO to address risks of internet fragmentation and freedom of expression in cyberspace at Internet Governance Forum 27-10-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO to address risks of internet fragmentation and freedom of expression in cyberspace at Internet Governance Forum
    How to avoid fragmenting the internet; how to ensure the free flow of information in cyberspace; and how to respect the basic human right of freedom of expression on the web are among the crucial issues to be addressed at the first meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Athens (30 October – 2 November 2006).
  • UNESCO produced TV documentary on Darfour gets best investigative journalism award 26-10-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO produced TV documentary on Darfour gets best investigative journalism award
    “The Children of Darfur”, directed by Denmark’s Camilla Nielsson and produced by UNESCO, receives the International TV3 Actual Award today in Barcelona, Spain, a 10,000-euro first prize for outstanding examples of investigative journalism.
  • Deadline looms for World Press Freedom Prize nominations 26-10-2006 (Paris) 
    Deadline looms for World Press Freedom Prize nominations
    Organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression have until 31 October 2006 to nominate candidates for the 2007 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
  • ROOTS FM/ZincLink CMC contributes to social healing of communities in Jamaica 25-10-2006 (Kingston) 
    ROOTS FM/ZincLink CMC contributes to social healing of communities in Jamaica
    UNESCO continuous its support to the ROOTS FM/ZincLink community multimedia centre and its outreach activities geared at uniting unstable communities in Jamaica, in the face of escalating crime.
  • Launch of website for municipality in Casablanca, Morocco 24-10-2006 (Rabat) 
    Launch of website for municipality in Casablanca, Morocco
    An information system for the municipality of Sidi El Bernoussi in Casablanca, Morocco, that was financed jointly by UNESCO and ISESCO was officially launched on 20 October 2006.
  • 'Battle of the Somme' documentary inscribed on Memory of the World Register 23-10-2006 (Paris) 
    'Battle of the Somme' documentary inscribed on Memory of the World Register
    At a 90th anniversary gala screening, held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 22 October 2006, the Imperial War Museum received its certificate confirming that the 1916 documentary film the 'Battle of the Somme' was formally inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.
  • UNESCO's IPDC enhances media capacity at Radio St. Lucia 20-10-2006 (Kingston) 
    UNESCO's IPDC enhances media capacity at Radio St. Lucia
    News with greater quality and more time for production of public service broadcast content are the results of support provided by UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication to Radio St. Lucia in the framework of a media capacity development project.
  • UNESCO supports World eGov Forum 19-10-2006 (Paris) 
    UNESCO supports World eGov Forum
    UNESCO is one of the co-sponsors of the World eGov Forum 2006, which presently makes of Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France, the capital of e-government.
  • Raising awareness about Information Literacy 18-10-2006 (Bangkok) 
    Raising awareness about Information Literacy
    A UNESCO guide outlining Principles of Awareness-Raising for Information Literacy, is now available for for administrators, librarians, teachers, lecturers and community leaders.
  • Storytelling takes a new form in North-East Delhi 17-10-2006 (New Delhi) 
    Storytelling takes a new form in North-East Delhi
    "I never thought I would be able to make a film" said 16-year-old Farzana Malik. She and other young girls from Seelampur and Ballimaran ICT Centers, in North-East Delhi recently participated in a six-day digital storytelling workshop.
  • Director-General condemns ferocious and systematic attacks on the media in Iraq 16-10-2006 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns ferocious and systematic attacks on the media in Iraq
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the ferocious and systematic attacks against the media in Iraq, calling for determined action to enable journalists to carry out their work in the country. His statement was issued following the deadliest attack on a media outlet to date and several other acts of violence against journalists and support workers.
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