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The Net for Journalists: A practical guide to the Internet for journalists in developing countries

24-01-2006 (Paris)
The Net for Journalists:  A practical guide to the Internet for journalists in developing countries
UNESCO collaborated with the Thomson Foundation and Commonwealth Broadcasting Association to produce a handbook for journalists of developing countries on the use of Internet for journalistic purposes.
This training handbook, which is written by a journalist and trainer Mr Martin Huckerby, is a resource (with a printed manual and a CD) designed for both print and broadcast journalists and journalism students in developing countries around the globe. The accompanying CD contains some software, other extra resources and lesson plans for trainers.

The Internet is a multi-functional tool which plays a vital role in today's reporting and editing, and this toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to understanding and utilizing its many and varied aspects.

The handbook aims to provide journalists, especially from developing countries, with some practical skills in exploring and exploiting the Net for day-to-day journalistic assignments.

It teaches how to search the net more effectively and efficiently, not only for facts and figures, but also for images, audio and video.

An important feature of the handbook is that it does not only tell where and how to get the information one needs, but also how to evaluate and verify the information gathered. In short, it keeps the tradition of journalism of verification.

The handbook will definitely contribute to achieving UNESCO's mandate in promoting a free and pluralistic media, ensuring universal access to information and knowledge, and mobilizing the use of communication media for human development.

The handbook can be downloaded from the link below.

For a hard copy, please contact: Hara Prasad Padhy
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