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  • Director-General condemns wave of killings and abuses against Iraqi journalists 22-01-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns wave of killings and abuses against Iraqi journalists
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the killing of six Iraqi reporters and media staff in separate recent incidents, as well as other acts of violence against the media in Iraq.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Turkish editor 22-01-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Turkish editor
    The Director-General of UNESCO today condemned the killing of Hrant Dink, editor of the Armenian-language weekly Agos, in Istanbul.
  • Every shot has a point of view... 22-01-2007 (Paris) 
    Every shot has a point of view...
    “Documenting Reality”, a new module of the “Video Training Basics” series that UNESCO publishes with the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) is now available on-line.
  • Roundtable to promote Freedom of Expression in Somalia opens in Mogadishu 19-01-2007 (Paris) 
    Roundtable to promote Freedom of Expression in Somalia opens in Mogadishu
    Assessing the current media situation and developing strategies to promote freedom of expression in Somalia are the objectives of a four-day roundtable that started today in Mogadishu, organized by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) with the support from the UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
  • Knowledge, Power and Dissent - new UNESCO publication 19-01-2007 (Paris) 
    Knowledge, Power and Dissent - new UNESCO publication
    "Knowledge, Power and Dissent" a new UNESCO publication subtitled "Critical Perspectives on Higher Education and Research in Knowledge Society", explores the relationship between the knowledge society and higher education. As part of the Education on the Move series, it seeks an understanding of how to ensure sustainable human development.
  • New UNESCO initiative links traditional and electronic media to promote mutual understanding and peace 18-01-2007 (Paris) 
    New UNESCO initiative links traditional and electronic media to promote mutual understanding and peace
    UNESCO and the government of Indonesia will bring together media organizations, NGOs and governmental representatives in Bali (Indonesia), from January 21 to 23, to lay the ground for a network to promote dialogue and mutual understanding by linking traditional and electronic media.
  • As a journalist you are in the middle of danger.  Interview with Iraqi journalist Emad Alkhafaji 16-01-2007 (Paris) 
    As a journalist you are in the middle of danger. Interview with Iraqi journalist Emad Alkhafaji
    Over 100 Iraqi journalists attended the International Conference on Freedom of Expression and Media Development in Iraq, at UNESCO Headquarters from 8 to 10 January. Emad Alkhafaji , an independent TV journalist spoke about his work in what has become the most dangerous country for journalists.
  • UNESCO prepares next generation of teachers through ICT 15-01-2007 (Bangkok) 
    UNESCO prepares next generation of teachers through ICT
    UNESCO's initiative "Next Gen Project", which has been designed to prepare the next generation of teachers to effectively use information and communication technologies, is about to complete its first year.
  • UNESCO conference issues recommendations on media independence in Iraq 12-01-2007 (Paris) 
    UNESCO conference issues recommendations on media independence in Iraq
    Iraqi journalists, members of parliament and government officials reached an unprecedented agreement about measures to protect and promote free and pluralistic media in Iraq during the International Conference on Freedom of Expression and Media Development in Iraq, held at UNESCO Headquarters from 8 to 10 January.
  • Motivating for Skills Development: A Campaign Package 12-01-2007 (Paris) 
    Motivating for Skills Development: A Campaign Package
    "Learning and Working: Motivating for Skills Development” is a pilot multi-media campaign package developed by UNESCO-UNEVOC.
  • Digital library – a window to the world 11-01-2007 (Almaty) 
    Digital library – a window to the world
    Library users in Kazakhstan’s Pavlodar Oblast praise the Digital Human Rights Library that answers their legal questions free of charge, efficiently and within no time. The digital library is now accessible at all regional and rural libraries of the region.
  • The Capverdian newspaper <i>A Semana</i> – an IPDC success story 10-01-2007 (Dakar) 
    The Capverdian newspaper A Semana – an IPDC success story
    A Semana, a weekly newspaper in Cap Verde benefited from its beginnings on from IPDC’s assistance. Today, 15 years after its creation, it is considered as a model for media in Africa and managed to install satellite offices in all the Cape Verde islands.
  • Director-General condemns murder of Nigerian journalist Godwin Agbroko 09-01-2007 (Paris) 
    Director-General condemns murder of Nigerian journalist Godwin Agbroko
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder of journalist Godwin Agbroko in Lagos, Nigeria and called for an investigation into the case.
  • UNESCO Forum on building peace through communication and information to be held in Indonesia 09-01-2007 (Paris) 
    UNESCO Forum on building peace through communication and information to be held in Indonesia
    “Power of Peace. Building Peace through Communication and Information” is the title of a Global Forum that UNESCO, in association with the Government of Indonesia, is hosting in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, from 21 to 23 January 2007.
  • IPDC Support for Press Law Reform in Cape Verde 05-01-2007 (Dakar) 
    IPDC Support for Press Law Reform in Cape Verde
    The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), in cooperation with the government and media professionals, is contributing to the revision of Cape Verde press laws through a project which exemplifies the country at the forefront of efforts to promote freedom of expression.
  • International conference on freedom of expression and media development in Iraq to be held at UNESCO 04-01-2007 (Paris) 
    International conference on freedom of expression and media development in Iraq to be held at UNESCO
    An International Conference on Freedom of Expression and Media Development in Iraq will take place from 8 to 10 January at UNESCO. The approximately 200 participants will include Iraqi media professionals, Iraqi government officials and representatives of international NGOs and other organizations.
  • Media Education Kit published by UNESCO 03-01-2007 (Paris) 
    Media Education Kit published by UNESCO
    “Media Education: A Kit for Teachers, Students, Parents and Professionals” has been published in English and French by UNESCO. The kit is partly a product of the MENTOR project initiated by UNESCO and supported by the European Commission.
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