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  • Call for preparation of action plan for community radio in Maldives 19-06-2007 (New Delhi) 
    Call for preparation of action plan for community radio in Maldives
    Independent and representative committee should formulate draft of a community radio policy.
  • Covering HIV/AIDS in ethnic minority media in China 18-06-2007 (Beijing) 
    Covering HIV/AIDS in ethnic minority media in China
    Journalists from Xinjiang acknowledge impact of UNESCO sponsored training.
  • Building information society through media education 15-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Building information society through media education
    An international meeting to discuss the development of media education will be held in Paris next week.
  • How expensive is film production in developing countries? 15-06-2007 (Paris) 
    How expensive is film production in developing countries?
    UNESCO releases a study to facilitate cost determination for local content production in developing countries.
  • Dissemination of scientific information through media 14-06-2007 (Libreville) 
    Dissemination of scientific information through media
    A workshop to improve dissemination of scientific information is taking place this week in Libreville, Gabon.
  • PSB moves ahead in Thailand 14-06-2007 (Paris) 
    PSB moves ahead in Thailand
    Thailand could get its first public television station by the beginning of next year.
  • New documentary heritage properties to be inscribed on Memory of the World Register 13-06-2007 (Paris) 
    New documentary heritage properties to be inscribed on Memory of the World Register
    The International Advisory Committee of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme reviews proposals this week in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Third International Memory of the World Conference 13-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Third International Memory of the World Conference
    "Communities and memories: a global perspective" is the theme of the Conference to take place in Australia next year.
  • Director-General condemns murder of cameraman Saif Fakhri in Baghdad 13-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of cameraman Saif Fakhri in Baghdad
    Saif Fakhri was killed on 1 June on his way to a mosque close to his home.
  • Advancing gender equality in the Pacific 12-06-2007 (Apia) 
    Advancing gender equality in the Pacific
    A workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands, stressed the need for media standards to be consistent with gender equality.
  • Increasing awareness on HIV/AIDS in Yemen 12-06-2007 (Beirut) 
    Increasing awareness on HIV/AIDS in Yemen
    Journalists and educators from Arab countries attended a workshop on preparing media material to fight HIV/AIDS.
  • Director-General condemns killing of journalists in Iraq 11-06-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns killing of journalists in Iraq
    The Director-General of UNESCO voiced grave concern over the "alarming increase" in the number of journalists murdered in Iraq in recent days.
  • UNESCO Director-General condemns murders of Afghan journalists Zakia Zaki and Shokiba Sanga 11-06-2007 (Paris) 
    UNESCO Director-General condemns murders of Afghan journalists Zakia Zaki and Shokiba Sanga
    "I am deeply saddened by the deaths of these pioneering women," the Director-General said.
  • Radio Quyaash in Afghanistan: female, free and here to stay 11-06-2007 (Kabul) 
    Radio Quyaash in Afghanistan: female, free and here to stay
    An Internet café at Radio Quyaash in Afghanistan helps building ICT and media capacity for women.
  • Building capacities of Chinese media managers 11-06-2007 (Beijing) 
    Building capacities of Chinese media managers
    Leadership and conflict solution on agenda of workshop for media professionals with management responsibilities in Shunyi.
  • UN-backed forum aims to spread technology in Africa 08-06-2007 (New York) 
    UN-backed forum aims to spread technology in Africa
    A United Nations-backed forum aiming to spread the use of ICT in West and Central Africa kicked off yesterday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
  • A workshop to develop community radio in Maldives 07-06-2007 (New Delhi) 
    A workshop to develop community radio in Maldives
    A National Orientation Workshop on Community Radio will take place in Maldives from 12 to 15 June 2007.
  • Gender and tolerance on agenda of World Congress of Journalists 07-06-2007 (Moscow) 
    Gender and tolerance on agenda of World Congress of Journalists
    IFJ's World Congress took place from 28 May to 1 June 2007 in Moscow, Russia.
  • Workshop on disability reporting held in Addis Ababa 06-06-2007 (Addis Ababa) 
    Workshop on disability reporting held in Addis Ababa
    Training on reporting on disabilities took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 21 to 22 May 2007.
  • Youth integration: breaking down language barriers 05-06-2007 (Kingston) 
    Youth integration: breaking down language barriers
    Youth Portal has built a bridge between Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • ICT in Education Prize: call for nominations 04-06-2007 (Paris) 
    ICT in Education Prize: call for nominations
    Open Access to Education is the theme of the 2007 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education.
  • Conference on school libraries in Beirut 04-06-2007 (Beirut) 
    Conference on school libraries in Beirut
    A conference on school libraries as learning and information centers took place from 18 to 19 May 2007 in Beirut.
  • UNESCO supported journalists' internship programme ends in Liberia 01-06-2007 (Monrovia) 
    UNESCO supported journalists' internship programme ends in Liberia
    Liberia Media Center (LMC), with the support of UNESCO, has completed a two-month internship programme for graduating students in journalism.
  • Boundless Media Award: call for candidates 31-05-2007 (Cologne) 
    Boundless Media Award: call for candidates
    Television and multimedia productions with focus on reportages, features and documentaries are being sought for the Boundless Media Award, honouring cultural diversity and cross-border journalism.
  • Conference on Press Freedom, Safety of Journalists and Impunity in MERCOSUR 31-05-2007 (Montevideo) 
    Conference on Press Freedom, Safety of Journalists and Impunity in MERCOSUR
    UNESCO Office in Montevideo organized a sub-regional conference to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day 2007 in Uruguay.
  • Afghanistan independent Kabul Weekly re-launched 30-05-2007 (Kabul) 
    Afghanistan independent Kabul Weekly re-launched
    Suspended during the last five months because of a financial problem, the independent Afghanistan newspaper Kabul Weekly has been re-launched and is now available for its readers on the streets of Kabul.
  • Launch of publication on the state of press freedom in Nepal 30-05-2007 (Kathmandu) 
    Launch of publication on the state of press freedom in Nepal
    In relation to the World Press Freedom Day 2007 under the global theme Press Freedom, Safety of Journalists and Impunity, the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu asked the Forum of Development Journalists (FoDeJ) to undertake a ‘reality check’ on press freedom in post-conflict Nepal.
  • Increasing community participation in radio broadcasting 30-05-2007 (Kothmale) 
    Increasing community participation in radio broadcasting
    A three-day workshop on community broadcasting aimed at developing the capacities of regional and community radio broadcasters in Sri Lanka was recently held in Kothmale Community Radio (KCR).
  • Training needs for science journalists prioritized at Conference 29-05-2007 (Apia) 
    Training needs for science journalists prioritized at Conference
    The urgency placed on training for science journalists in developing countries and on networking is the outcome of the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists that took place in Melbourne, Australia, from 16 to 20 April 2007.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Brazilian journalist Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho 29-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Brazilian journalist Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Brazilian journalist Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho, gunned down by two unidentified men on 5 May in a Porto Ferreira bar, 200 km from São Paulo.
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