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  • UNESCO/UWI online Course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean 25-05-2007 (Kingston) 
    UNESCO/UWI online Course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean
    The University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC) is offering the online course on Local e-Governance in the Caribbean for a third time.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Ali Khalil 25-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Ali Khalil
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the killing in Baghdad of Ali Khalil, a journalist for the daily newspaper al-Zaman, and the abduction of another Iraqi print journalist Salam Duhi al-Sudani, who has been missing since 9 May.
  • UNESCO-SALIS e-Learning Portal for Awareness Raising on Information Literacy 25-05-2007 (New Delhi) 
    UNESCO-SALIS e-Learning Portal for Awareness Raising on Information Literacy
    The Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), India, in collaboration with UNESCO, has just launched a six-month project entitled Interactive E-Learning Portal on Information Literacy Competency Development Skills for South Asia.
  • Defamation and respect for values among topics at training for legal media professionals 24-05-2007 (Almaty) 
    Defamation and respect for values among topics at training for legal media professionals
    Some twenty media lawyers and journalists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were recently trained in media legal issues through a project sponsored by the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
  • Director-General condemns killing of Somali radio journalists Abshir Ali Gabre and Ahmed Hassan Mahad 24-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns killing of Somali radio journalists Abshir Ali Gabre and Ahmed Hassan Mahad
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the killing of two Somali radio journalists Abshir Ali Gabre and Ahmed Hassan Mahad in Middle Shabelle province on 16 May and called for improved safety of journalists in the country.
  • UNESCO and the Association of Media Workers develop Caribbean Network of Young Journalists 24-05-2007 (Kingston) 
    UNESCO and the Association of Media Workers develop Caribbean Network of Young Journalists
    UNESCO is supporting a Caribbean Network of Young Journalists (CNYJ) project designed to develop capacity among Caribbean journalists between the ages of 21 and 30.
  • 5th World Summit on Media for Children in Johannesburg 23-05-2007 (Paris) 
    5th World Summit on Media for Children in Johannesburg
    Children's TV producers from 88 countries, along with media regulators, researchers and youth media projects, enjoyed the hospitality of Johannesburg at the 5th World Summit for Media and Children, which took place from 24 to 28 March 2007.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi news journalists Alaa Uldeen Aziz and Saif Laith Yousuf 22-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi news journalists Alaa Uldeen Aziz and Saif Laith Yousuf
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Alaa Uldeen Aziz and Saif Laith Yousuf, both Iraqi journalists working for ABC News in Baghdad, on 17 May.
  • Building digital library with WINISIS 22-05-2007 (New Delhi) 
    Building digital library with WINISIS
    The Thapar University in Patiala, India, hosted a workshop on WINISIS, which was organized from 14 to 18 May 2007 in collaboration with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India and the UNESCO Office in New Delhi.
  • The Open Frame 2007: Call for productions 21-05-2007 (Paris) 
    The Open Frame 2007: Call for productions
    UNESCO and the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) of India invite audio-visual directors and filmmakers to submit their latest productions to The Open Frame: The International Festival & Forum on Public Service Broadcasting to be held in New Delhi, India on 24-30 August 2007.
  • Director-General condemns murder of two Palestinian media workers in Gaza City 18-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of two Palestinian media workers in Gaza City
    Paris, 18 May - The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Suleiman Abdul-Rahim al-Ashi, and Mohammad Matar Abdo, of the Palestine newspaper in Gaza City on 13 May and called for an investigation into the crime.
  • IFAP encourages Governments to give more priority to the preservation of information 18-05-2007 (Paris) 
    IFAP encourages Governments to give more priority to the preservation of information
    “Over 80% of the world’s audiovisual collections referring to cultural and linguistic diversity are not in professional care” observed the information preservation specialists who participated in the Thematic Debate of UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris on 3 April 2007.
  • Official Launch of the World Centre for Language Documentation 16-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Official Launch of the World Centre for Language Documentation
    The World Language Documentation Centre (WLDC), which comprises world-renowned experts in language technologies, linguistics, terminology standardisation, and localisation, was officially launched on 9 May 2007 at the offices of UNESCO in Paris.
  • Director-General condemns the murder of journalists on 9 May near Kirkuk (Iraq) 15-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns the murder of journalists on 9 May near Kirkuk (Iraq)
    UNESCO’s Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder of three journalists of the Al-Raad media company and their driver, on 9 May near Rashad in northern Iraq.
  • Director–General voices concern about enduring insecurity for journalists working in Somalia 15-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director–General voices concern about enduring insecurity for journalists working in Somalia
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today expressed dismay over the death of journalist Mohammed Abdullahi Khalif, killed in a shoot out in Galkayo, Puntland (Somalia), and voiced concern about the insecure work environment of journalists in the country.
  • Director-General condemns deadly attack against Radio Dijla, Baghdad 15-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns deadly attack against Radio Dijla, Baghdad
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the attack on 3 May against the independent station Radio Dijla, located in Baghdad’s Al-Jamia district.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Guatemalan radio producer Mario Rolando López Sánchez 15-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Guatemalan radio producer Mario Rolando López Sánchez
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Mario Rolando López Sánchez, a producer for the Guatemalan station Radio Sonora, on 3 May in Guatemala City.
  • Journalists observe World Press Freedom Day in Maldives 15-05-2007 (New Delhi) 
    Journalists observe World Press Freedom Day in Maldives
    A South Asia conference to mark World Press Freedom Day, was organized 2 May 2007 under the theme, “Press Freedom and Development in South Asia”, by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in collaboration with the Maldives Ministry of Information, Arts and Culture and the Haveeru Daily, with UNESCO's support.
  • Press freedom alive and well in the Pacific! 14-05-2007 (Apia) 
    Press freedom alive and well in the Pacific!
    The 2007 UNESCO World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) was widely celebrated across the Pacific with large and vibrant events organized in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Vanuatu.
  • Interactive 3D learning objects move ahead at the Naledi3d Factory 14-05-2007 (Addis Ababa) 
    Interactive 3D learning objects move ahead at the Naledi3d Factory
    The Naledi3d Factory, located at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria, in collaboration with UNESCO, has been building and testing educational tools that have shown strong potential for enhancing and advancing formal and non-formal education for both rural and urban African learners.
  • Workshop on press freedom in Ethiopia 11-05-2007 (Addis Ababa) 
    Workshop on press freedom in Ethiopia
    Strong solidarity with journalists and media professionals worldwide that have been killed and imprisoned; was expressed by the participants of a workshop organized on 3 May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2007.
  • Workshop to assist women journalists in Mauritania to improve their professional status 11-05-2007 (Rabat) 
    Workshop to assist women journalists in Mauritania to improve their professional status
    The development of a strategic action plan to promote the status of woman journalist in Mauritania is on the agenda of a three day workshop that opened today in the country's capital Nouakchott.
  • UNESCO supports media professionals to engage social peace 11-05-2007 (Kinshasa) 
    UNESCO supports media professionals to engage social peace
    Media professionals and delegates of the Congolese Media Observatory (OMEC) from 7 provinces recently stressed the importance to avoid all issues that could compromise social peace and to promote good governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Media professionals from around the world adopt Medellin Declaration on Safety of Journalists and Combating Impunity 10-05-2007 (Paris) 
    Media professionals from around the world adopt Medellin Declaration on Safety of Journalists and Combating Impunity
    Some 200 media professionals from around the world adopted a declaration laying the ground for a wide range of measures to improve the safety of journalists and punish crimes against them.
  • Afghan Media Marks 3rd May “World Press Freedom Day” 10-05-2007 (Kabul) 
    Afghan Media Marks 3rd May “World Press Freedom Day”
    Afghan journalists’ unions and media development agencies marked World Press Freedom Day at Intercontinental Hotel, Kabul, Afghanistan on May 3, 2007.
  • Kerala villages to find their own space in cyber world 09-05-2007 (New Delhi) 
    Kerala villages to find their own space in cyber world
    Citizens of Kannur district (northern part of the Kerala state in India) at the click of the mouse or through a phone call will soon be able to access all kinds of local information. Anything from the sale of a cow, job vacancies or even find brides and grooms!
  • World Press Freedom Day in Kazakhstan promotes open dialogue between journalists and UN agencies 07-05-2007 (Almaty) 
    World Press Freedom Day in Kazakhstan promotes open dialogue between journalists and UN agencies
    The event, hosted by the UN Kazakhstan Country Team, marked the first time when the World Press Freedom Day was celebrated jointly by all UN agencies in Kazakhstan.
  • World Press Freedom Day celebrated by UNESCO's New York Office 04-05-2007 (New York) 
    World Press Freedom Day celebrated by UNESCO's New York Office
    UNESCO’s New York Office commemorated yesterday World Press Freedom Day with a luncheon and roundtable discussion on "Press Freedom, Safety of Journalists and Impunity" at the United Nations, bringing together more than 150 UN delegates, journalists, and representatives of non-governmental organizations and members of the academic community.
  • Conference in Uruguay discussed the role of CMC in the achievement of UN Millennium Goals 04-05-2007 (Montevideo) 
    Conference in Uruguay discussed the role of CMC in the achievement of UN Millennium Goals
    The first national meeting on Infocentres/Community Multimedia Centres (CMCs) in Uruguay, initiated by the Uruguayan Network of Community Infocentres (RUTELCO) and supported by UNESCO, IDRC and Microsoft, took place in Montevideo from 26 to 27 April 2007.
  • UNESCO observes World Press Freedom Day 2007 in Medellin, Colombia, focusing on safety of journalists 03-05-2007 (Paris) 
    UNESCO observes World Press Freedom Day 2007 in Medellin, Colombia, focusing on safety of journalists
    The safety of journalists is the theme of this year's World Press Freedom Day, May 3, which UNESCO celebrates in Medellin, Colombia. The celebration consists of a two-day seminar and the award-ceremony of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize, given posthumously this year to slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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