UNESCO workshop for media on culture, gender and human rights at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico
On 6 August UNESCO organizes at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City (Mexico) a skills building session on “Professional media coverage: culture, gender and human rights in HIV and AIDS reporting”.
The United Nations System contributes to the reinforcement of national information management capacities in Mauritania
28 Mauritanian institutions and 44 information professionals participated in the first training course on the documentary software “Win Isis” from 14 to 17 July 2008.
University of Guyana hosts stakeholder consultation on UNESCO Model Journalism Education Curricula
The consultation to be conducted under the theme UNESCO Model Curricula for Journalism Education in the Context of Guyana will take place in the new conference room of the National Library on Church and Main Street on August 12 and 13, 2008 in Georgetown, Guyana.
UNESCO Bangkok releases new publication on ICT literacy in the Asia-Pacific
The UNESCO Office in Bangkok, Thailand, has released a new e-publication entitled Strategy Framework for Promoting ICT Literacy in the Asia-Pacific Region. This paper targets individuals and organizations engaged in providing ICT literacy education. It offers an analysis of ICT usage in Asia-Pacific countries and defines measures for promoting ICT literacy development in the region.
Nepal: threats against journalists must end, says UN rights office
United Nations human rights officials in Nepal have voiced concern over recent threats and actions taken against reporters and newspaper distributors, calling on authorities and law enforcement to step up media security.
Director-General condemns murder of Iraqi journalist Soran Mama Hama
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koїchiro Matsuura, condemned the murder of Soran Mama Hama, shot to death on 21 July in the suburbs of Kirkuk in Kurdistan.
Building capacities of Mauritanian female journalists
Nine Mauritanian journalists will take part in a study trip to Morocco in order to reinforce their journalistic capacities.
UNESCO recruits expert for ICT capacity building project in Libya
The post of an Assistant Programme Specialist for ICT to join the implementation team of a large scale ICT capacity building project in Libya is now open for recruitment at the Information Society Division of UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector.
Creating digital libraries with UNESCO open source software
The Centre for Digital Archiving of Mahatma Gandhi University, in association with Marian College Kuttikkanam, is organizing an International Workshop on the Application of UNESCO’s WINISIS/GENISIS for Developing Digital Libraries and Archives.
UNESCO supports media and communication researchers from developing countries
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) opened today its 26th Congress on “Media and Digital Divide” in Stockholm, Sweden.
Telecentre.org joins UNESCO's Open Training Platform
Telecentre.org is a community of people and organizations committed to increase the social and economic impact of telecentres around the world. It now joins the Open Training Platform (OTP), a UNESCO-powered hub to free and open learning for development. Both Telecentre.org and OTP are the Flagship Partnership Initiatives of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID).
Abdul Waheed Khan Honorary Fellow of Commonwealth of Learning
In a ceremony yesterday in London, UK, Abdul Waheed Khan, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, was awarded the title 'Honorary Fellow' of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to distance education.
Role of audiovisual liberalisation: Developing community radio in Mauritania
An international symposium to discuss the role, utility and impact of audiovisual liberalisation in Mauritania will take place from 21 to 23 July 2008 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Organized by FASSA (a local association), in cooperation with UNESCO, ISESCO and other partner institutions, the symposium will focus on the development community radios in the country.
Education Leaders Forum concludes in Paris
On 7 and 8 July 2008, leaders and opinion makers from around the world gathered at UNESCO Headquarters to engage in rich discussions on issues around tertiary education.
Nepalese journalists receive training in human rights reporting from UN
The United Nations human rights office in Nepal completed training for 25 local journalists in reporting on rights issues in the post-conflict country.
Director-General opens Education Leaders Forum organized by Microsoft
On 7 July 2008, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, opened the Education Leaders Forum organized by Microsoft at UNESCO Headquarters.
UNESCO recruits Chief of ICT in Education, Science and Culture Section
The post of the Chief of the ICT in Education, Science and Culture Section is presently open for recruitment at the Information Society Division of UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector.
UNESCO helps combat violent radicalization of youth
UNESCO and the Kingdom of Bahrain co-organized a meeting on Youth@the Crossroads: A Future Without Violent Radicalization in Manama, Bahrain, from 15 to 17 June 2008. Its goal was to identify opportunities for youth to engage positively in their communities. The final document of the meeting called 'The Manama Findings' encourages UNESCO to promote knowledge-sharing at all levels.
Director-General of UNESCO condemns murder of Filipino journalist Robert Sison
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koїchiro Matsuura, today condemned the killing of Robert Sison, Filipino radio host and newspaper correspondent, who was gunned down by unidentified assailants on 30 June in Sariaya town, Quezon province, 97 km from Manila (Philippines).
UNESCO's IPDC helps improve political reporting in Kyrgyzstan
Since the beginning of 2008, 67 young journalists and students in journalism from Bishkek and two Kyrgyzstan regions have been trained in political journalism under a project funded by UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
Open Training Platform evaluated
After 15 months operating at the service of learning needs for development, UNESCO's Open Training Platform (OTP) has been visited 80 000 times, counts now over 2400 learning resources shared by 1700 members from 770 development stakeholders worldwide.
Manuscript papers of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz formally inscribed on the Memory of the World Register
In a beautifully choreographed ceremony at the Ballhof Eins in Hannover, Germany, the inscription on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register of the Letters from and to Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz within the collection of manuscript papers of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was formally recognized.
Improving community access to ICT in Morocco
One-day training of trainers on community access to ICT, jointly organized by UNESCO and the Department of Post, Telecommunication and New Technologies (Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Technologies), took place today in Rabat. This training aimed to improve the capacities of coaches from Multimedia Centres to guide users of the centres to access Moroccan e-services.
Scheme for safe disposal of old computers launched at UN meeting
Old computer equipment can now be disposed in a way that is safe to both human health and the environment thanks to a new initiative launched at a United Nations meeting on hazardous waste that wrapped up in Bali, Indonesia.
Director-General condemns assassination of Iraqi journalist Muhieddin Abdul Hamid
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the assassination of Iraqi television journalist Muhieddin Abdul Hamid, who was killed in the northern city of Mosul on 17 June.
Call for proposals to prepare an exhibition at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris
In the framework of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector is organising a two day exhibition on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists. The event will take place in Foyer S.I at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 29-30 October 2008.
UNESCO Office in Tehran recruits Adviser for Communication and Information
A post of Adviser for Communication and Information is presently open for recruitment at UNESCO Office in Tehran. The major responsibility of this post is to serve as UNESCO Adviser for Communication and Information in the following countries covered by the UNESCO Office Tehran: Afghanistan, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Pakistan and Turkmenistan.
UNESCO recruits expert to strengthen its WSIS follow-up team
A post of programme specialist is presently open for recruitment at the Information Society Division of UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector. The major responsibility of this post is to manage UNESCO's follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), including the Organization’s role in the implementation of the WSIS Action Plan.
UNESCO calls on enhancing access to governmental public domain information
Countries should “recognize and enact the right of universal online access to public and government-held records,” said Abdul Waheed Khan, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information. Mr Khan urged action at the Civil Society Forum organized in conjunction with the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the “Future of the Internet Economy” in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 17 and 18 June 2008.
3rd World Congress on ISIS to focus on latest developments of information storage systems
The 3rd World Congress on ISIS (ISIS3) will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 14 to 16 September 2008 in the framework of the 8th Regional Congress on Information for Health Sciences (CRICS8). Shaped as a public forum open to active participation of various actors, ISIS3 will focus on the alignment with the state-of-the-art technology maintaining, in the same time, the specific ISIS mandate to cover the needs of developing countries.