UNESCO supports associations to produce radio programmes for Radio Rosso in Mauritania
The UNESCO Office in Rabat is organizing a training workshop for 8 local associations in Rosso, Mauritania from 12 to 18 September 2006 in order to address crucial social issues at a community level and empower marginalized rural groups and catalyze democratic processes and development efforts.
Director-General condemns brutal killing of Sudanese newspaper editor Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura, today condemned the kidnapping and beheading of Sudanese newspaper editor Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
Training of trainers on Microsoft Unlimited Potential curriculum in Senegal
In the framework of the Community Multimedia Centers (CMC) project, UNESCO in collaboration with Microsoft organized in Dakar from 24 to 29 July 2006 a workshop for training trainers in the use of Microsoft courseware.
Practical Guide for media practitioners in Mongolia
“A biased comment that knowingly distorts the truth harms the spirit and dignity of the journalist profession”, states one of the principles of the Nihon Shimbun Kyokai journalists’ charter. Many journalists in Mongolia agree with this principle. But what if pursuing the noble goal of telling the truth, the journalist himself or herself runs a high risk of being hurt?
Mozambican government endorses the CMC model in new science and technology strategy
Mozambique’s new 10-Year Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation gives full backing and priority to the expansion of community multimedia centres and other related initiatives in the country.
UNESCO supports first Afghan copyright seminar
Afghanistan’s first copyright workshop was held in Kabul from 24 to 25 August with support form UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and the Asian Broadcasting Union (ABU).
UNESCO/CHN cultural heritage workshop starts today in Tehran
The role of the media in preserving cultural heritage is on the agenda of a three day workshop starting today in Iran's capital Tehran. The event entitled “Globalization, Conflict and Cultural Heritage: The Role of the Media in Introducing and Protecting Cultural Heritage” is organized by UNESCO and the Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN).
E-governance and access to information for the municipality of Sidi El Bernoussi in Morocco
Work started recently in Morocco to establish an information system for the municipality, under the auspices of the Center for Media Freedom in Middle East and North Africa.
Director-General condemns murder of Venezuelan journalist Jesús Flores Rojas
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Venezuelan journalist Jesús Flores Rojas who was shot dead in El Tigre in eastern Venezuela on 23 August.
Director-General condemns the assassination of Colombian radio commentator Atilano Segundo Pérez Barrios
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura, today condemned the assassination of Colombian radio commentator Atilano Segundo Pérez Barrios in the city of Cartagena on 22 August.
New publication on young people and harmful media content
UNESCO in collaboration with International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, NORDICOM/Goteborg University produced a publication on "Regulation, Awareness, Empowerment. Young People and harmful Media Content in the Digital Age".
Teaching through radio
Fifteen teachers from seven government schools across Rupandehi District and two radio producers of Lumbini community multimedia centre (CMC) in Nepal participated in a five-day multimedia education training programme that was organized by CMC Lumbini with support from UNESCO.
UNESCO announces films selected for The Open Frame 2006
Innovative, creative, public-service oriented documentaries, short fiction films and television magazines have now been selected to be screened at “The Open Frame: The International Festival & Forum on Public Service Broadcasting”, to be held in New Delhi, India from 15 to 21 September 2006.
UNESCO and IFLA to establish strategic alliance to implement Plan of Action of World Summit of the Information Society
In a bid to foster the role of libraries as key players in building people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented knowledge societies, UNESCO and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) will establish a strategic alliance as part of their contribution to implement the decisions of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
Director-General condemns murder of Sri Lankan newspaper managing director Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, the managing director of Namathu Eelanadu, a Tamil-language newspaper, in Jaffna, in the north of Sri Lanka, on 20 August.
UNESCO hosts Asia-Pacific and Europe Media Dialogue
Top broadcasters from Asia-Pacific and Europe will meet from 11 to 13 September at UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters in Paris, France, to discuss joint approaches to media issues such as cultural diversity and conflict resolution, digital opportunities for radio and television and mechanisms to improve media governance, credibility and accountability.
New publication on using ICT to develop literacy
A concise overview on the issue of literacy and on how ICT can be used to improve literacy education provides a new UNESCO publication entitled "Using ICT to Develop Literacy".
World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education this year in Brazil
UNESCO is one of the co-sponsors of the 22nd World Conference on Distance Education, that the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and the Brazilian Distance Education Association organize from 3 to 6 September 2006 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kaiser-CNN Award for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Journalism in Africa
Khopotso Bodibe and Anso Thom of the South Africa-based Health-e news network recently won the first Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Journalism in Africa for their investigative reporting on HIV/AIDS.
Launch of Research publication and CD-ROM on editorial independence and the media at Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Singapore
Asia has witnessed a profound transformation of its media landscape since the mid-1980s when deregulation of state television monopolies resulted in a dramatic growth in commercial television outlets.
Director-General condemns the brutal killing of Kaieteur News employees in Georgetown, Guyana
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura, today condemned the brutal murder of four employees of the Guyanese newspaper Kaieteur News on the night of 8 August.
The power to communicate: Second dossier of the jeunessearabe.info portal
The second dossier prepared by the jeunessearabe.info portal is dedicated to the topic 'The Power to communicate'. This topic was chosen to underline the importance of communication and dialogue among young people of the Arab region and highlights the opportunities to work together through the Internet.
Director-General condemns murder of Colombian journalist Milton Fabián Sánchez
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder of radio journalist Milton Fabián Sánchez in Yumbo, in southeastern Colombia on 9 August.
UNESCO participates in a round-table "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society" in Seoul
Mr Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information in UNESCO will participate in the round-table on "Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society" organized by IFLA during its 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council to be held in Seoul, Korea, from 20 to 24 August 2006.
Director-General condemns murder of Mexican editor Enrique Perea Quintanilla
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Mexican crime magazine editor Enrique Perea Quintanilla at Chihuahua in northern Mexico on 9 August.
Ethiopia holds national digital preservation workshop
A national consultation workshop on Digital Materials Preservation in Addis Ababa co-organized by UNESCO’s Addis Ababa Office and the National Archives and Libraries of Ethiopia attracted nearly 100 participants from governmental, international and academic institutions as well as the private financial services sector.
Director-General condemns new wave of killing of journalists in Iraq
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koďchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of four journalists in separate attacks in Iraq since late July and called for measures to counter the alarming campaign against freedom of the press in the country.
Learning New Skills on ICTs at UNESCO/OCHA’s Communication and Cultural Centre in Banda Aceh
Communication Cultural Centre in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, was initiated and established by UNESCO Jakarta office, under the project funded by United Nation Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA).
Russian and Spanish Versions of UNESCO’s Guide to Community Multimedia Centres Now Available
UNESCO is now releasing the Russian and Spanish versions of "How To Get Started And Keep Going: A Guide to Community Multimedia Centres."
Telecentres help put computers to work for small business in Malanville
UNESCO alongside other partners like the Government of Benin, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNDP supported a training course offered by the Malanville Community Telecentre.