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Communication and Information themes
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© UNESCO/N. Denissova

Week 46: 24/07-30/07 2006

Media pluralism guarantees freedom of expression of different opinions in all cultures and in all communities. More

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© Bibliothèque Alexandrina
UNESCO

Week 43: 03/07-09/07 2006

Libraries and archives are pathways to knowledge. They play an essential role in the promotion of reading and writing and also in the preservation of cultural memory. More

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Training on use of video equipment in Hebron (Palestinian territories)

Week 34: 31/04-07/05 2006

On 3 May the world observes World Press Freedom Day. For UNESCO, freedom of expression and information is a fundamental human right. More

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Newspaper seller in Madagascar

Week 22: 06/02-12/02 2006

Without a free and plurarlist media neither democracy nor good governance are possible. The existence of independent media is also a precondition for development. More

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© Christian Roux

Week 15: 12/12-18/12 2005

Our planet is divided between those who master new information and communication technology (ICT) and those who don't. UNESCO promotes wider access to tools like the internet, and advocates sharing knowledge to bridge this "digital divide." More

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Week 8: 24/10-30/10 2005

Publicly accessible information, the use of which does not infringe any legal right, or any obligation of confidentiality: this is the definition given to “public domain” information. UNESCO supports universal access to data in the public domain. More

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Classroom in a bilingual primary school

Week 4: 26/09-02/10 2005

Since its inception, UNESCO has promoted the free flow of ideas and images. It does so via many of its programmes that share a common objective: to encourage the construction of a knowledge society based on equality. More

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