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  • UNESCO encourages dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian journalists 10-07-2007 (Jerusalem) 
    UNESCO encourages dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian journalists
    Al-Muftah, a Hebrew-Arabic Glossary for journalists, has been published under a UNESCO project.
  • Director-General renews request for release of U Win Tin, imprisoned for the last 18 years 09-07-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General renews request for release of U Win Tin, imprisoned for the last 18 years
    Koïchiro Matsuura has renewed his request for the release of U Win Tin.
  • Director–General condemns murders of three Iraqi journalists 09-07-2007 (Paris) 
    Director–General condemns murders of three Iraqi journalists
    “I condemn the murders of Sarmad Hamdi Al-Hassani, Mohammed Hilal Karji and Louaï Souleimane,” declared Mr Matsuura.
  • Community radio in Malawi: an IPDC success story 09-07-2007 (Harare) 
    Community radio in Malawi: an IPDC success story
    Three years after its establishment, the community radio in Nkhota-kota, Malawi’s central region, has become the one that everybody listens to in Ntchisi, Dowa, Salima, Kasungu and Nkhata Bay.
  • School community radio goes on air 06-07-2007 (Kingston) 
    School community radio goes on air
    The Bequia High School Community Multimedia Centre (CMC) went on air on 3 July in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • Is every web surfer a likely suspect? 05-07-2007 (Paris) 
    Is every web surfer a likely suspect?
    UNESCO, Interpol and ICOM team up to fight illicit traffic of cultural objects on internet.
  • Bridging the information gap in Kyrgyzstan 05-07-2007 (Almaty) 
    Bridging the information gap in Kyrgyzstan
    Radiomost, the first community radio in Central Asia, will go on air next August.
  • UNESCO Director-General expresses relief over liberation of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston 04-07-2007 (Paris) 
    UNESCO Director-General expresses relief over liberation of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston
    “I am relieved and delighted that Alan Johnston has finally been freed, safe and sound.”
  • Signature of a Funds-in-Trust agreement on ICT capacity building in Libya 04-07-2007 (Paris) 
    Signature of a Funds-in-Trust agreement on ICT capacity building in Libya
    UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector will implement a US$72 million project to use ICT to reform Libya’s higher education and scientific research systems.
  • Developing national strategies on FOSS in Central Asia 04-07-2007 (Almaty) 
    Developing national strategies on FOSS in Central Asia
    A conference to promote free and open source software (FOSS) will be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 6 to 7 July 2007.
  • Amharic-speaking giraffe puppet introduced at 5th World Summit 03-07-2007 (Addis Ababa) 
    Amharic-speaking giraffe puppet introduced at 5th World Summit
    An Ethiopian children's TV show, sponsored by UNESCO, was presented at the 5th World Summit on Media for Children.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Hamed Abd Farhan 03-07-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Hamed Abd Farhan
    Hamed Abd Farhan was shot to death on 26 June in south Baghdad.
  • First AMARC Africa - MENA conference on community radio 02-07-2007 (Rabat) 
    First AMARC Africa - MENA conference on community radio
    About one hundred broadcasters from the two regions are expected to attend the Conference in Casablanca, Morocco, from 22 to 24 October 2007.
  • Rwandan students trained as professional journalists 02-07-2007 (Paris) 
    Rwandan students trained as professional journalists
    Forty-nine students at the National University of Rwanda have completed training in radio production.
  • CARIMAC and UNESCO to offer online media courses 29-06-2007 (Kingston) 
    CARIMAC and UNESCO to offer online media courses
    CARIMAC will for the first time offer three of its courses online through a partnership with UNESCO and the University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC).
  • Promoting journalism training excellence in Africa 29-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Promoting journalism training excellence in Africa
    UNESCO publishes a report on Criteria and Indicators for Quality Journalism Training Institutions and Potential Centres of Excellence in Africa.
  • Building capacity of Equatorial Guinea media workers 28-06-2007 (Libreville) 
    Building capacity of Equatorial Guinea media workers
    UNESCO provided training to professionals from the Equatorial Guinea News Agency to enhance their professional skills.
  • ICT training helps teachers to source information on HIV/AIDS 28-06-2007 (Almaty) 
    ICT training helps teachers to source information on HIV/AIDS
    Twenty-five education managers, teacher trainers and teachers attended a wokshop in Almaty last week.
  • Kiribati workshop agrees on information sharing 27-06-2007 (Apia) 
    Kiribati workshop agrees on information sharing
    Representatives of Government, Parliament, civil service and media agreed to improve the sharing of public information.
  • UNESCO mourns loss of Torben Krogh, Chairman of IPDC 26-06-2007 (Copenhagen) 
    UNESCO mourns loss of Torben Krogh, Chairman of IPDC
    Torben Krogh has suddenly passed away, only 63 years old.
  • UNESCO launches Ethiopian Digital Stories project 26-06-2007 (Addis Ababa) 
    UNESCO launches Ethiopian Digital Stories project
    Over a hundred young Ethiopian women will be be spending the next three months working with UNESCO under a pilot project launched today.
  • Model Journalism Curricula for Developing Countries and Emerging Democracies launched 26-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Model Journalism Curricula for Developing Countries and Emerging Democracies launched
    Journalism schools in developing countries can now use a model curriculum as a benchmark.
  • Building knowledge societies 25-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Building knowledge societies
    UNESCO meeting examines knowledge acquisition and sharing.
  • A Prison Community Radio to Aid Rehabilitation 22-06-2007 (Kingston) 
    A Prison Community Radio to Aid Rehabilitation
    A prison radio is developed to enhance prisoner rehabilitation and education in the Carribbean.
  • Director-General condemns execution of al-Sabah managing editor Filaih Wadi Mijthab 21-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns execution of al-Sabah managing editor Filaih Wadi Mijthab
    Filaih Wadi Mijthab was found dead on 15 June near a Sadr City mosque.
  • New online tool charts cybersecurity standards developments 21-06-2007 (Geneva) 
    New online tool charts cybersecurity standards developments
    ITU has developed a common interface to keep track of crucial ICT security standards work.
  • New inscriptions for Memory of the World Register 20-06-2007 (Paris) 
    New inscriptions for Memory of the World Register
    Thirty-eight new items are inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.
  • Facilitating TV content creation in India 20-06-2007 (New Delhi) 
    Facilitating TV content creation in India
    Women newspaper clubs contribute to the programming of a community television in rural India.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Sahar Hussein Ali al-Haydari 19-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Sahar Hussein Ali al-Haydari
    Sahar Hussein Ali al-Haydari was killed by unidentified gunmen in Mosul on 7 June.
  • UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of Congolese journalist Serge Maheshe 19-06-2007 (Paris) 
    UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of Congolese journalist Serge Maheshe
    Serge Maheshe was killed in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 13 June.
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