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Videos on UNESCO's action in communication and information now online

16-11-2007 (Paris)
Videos on UNESCO's action in communication and information now online
Planet Earth: From Place to Space
UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector launches its Audiovisual Resources Platform. It offers a unique access point to audiovisual material in the area of communication and information, which has been produced, sponsored or supported by UNESCO: documentaries, audio recordings, speeches, podcasts of meetings, etc.
The platform already includes almost 100 audiovisual resources structured around the following themes:
  • Access to Information,
  • Media Development,
  • Capacity Building,
  • Memory of the World,
  • Content Development, and
  • Freedom of Expression.
The content is available in several audio and video streaming formats as well as in the form of podcasts and through RSS feeds. The platform provides several interesting features, such as auto generated code for embedding videos into html pages auto generated social bookmarking links; rating and commenting.

“Narratives for the Future - Facing floods”, a DVD by Atanu Roy from India, is presently top rated by the community. The film that tells digital stories about the Millennium Development Goals was produced as part of UNESCO's project on innovative applications of ICT for poverty reduction.

Another high rated film is “Planet Earth: From Place to Space”, a short trailer by the members of the Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) featuring materials from their collections to celebrate UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, 27 October 2007.

“Green Paradise - Already Lost or Still Possible to be Regained?”, also highly ranked by the community, tells short stories about local environmental issues. It is produced by South East European Television stations members of the Eurovision News Exchange (ERNO).

You can visit the platform at: http://www.unesco.org/webworld/en/audiovisual.
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