Training for Palestinian women journalists
Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Centre (Doha, Qatar) is currently conducting a UNESCO-supported two-week training programme on TV Journalism and TV Reporting for twelve Palestinian women journalists.
Rewriting the journalism curriculum
Journalism schools in developing countries and emerging democracies can now look forward to a model journalism curriculum to adapt or use as a benchmark in reviewing existing curriculum.
UNESCO’s Global Ethics Observatory launched
UNESCO’s Global Ethics Observatory – a database of all currently available resources on ethics worldwide – was officially launched last week, at the meeting of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) in Tokyo.
UNESCO supports training for building digital libraries in Africa
Building digital library collections using the Greenstone software suite was on the agenda of a training workshop held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, from 30 November to 1 December 2005.
Using virtual reality for learning in local languages
UNESCO, together with the Naledi3d Factory of South Africa recently hosted a workshop in Pretoria to take the interactive-3d Learning Object concept one step further and to transfer skills in the translation of these objects to other local languages.
IFAP supports information literacy training in Northern Ghana
UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) is supporting a project to promote information literacy training in secondary schools and libraries in Tamale, in the northern region of Ghana.
Future of open and distance learning in Mongolia
An efficient open and distance learning system in Mongolia requires strict coordination and commitment to common conceptual and technological approaches said the participants of a national conference in Ulan Bator during the UNESCO Week in Mongolia last month.
Fast-track advocacy campaign for information literacy in Nigeria
An one year information literacy training project just started in Nigeria with support of UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) as part of an advocacy campaign to encourage the country’s Government to get involved in information literacy.
Director-General condemns assassination of Lebanese newspaper editor Gebran Tueni
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the car bomb attack in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, that killed four people including Gebran Tueni, the publisher and editor of the Lebanese newspaper An Nahar, and a press freedom activist, on Monday. Mr Tueni was also a member of the Lebanese parliament.
Remote village in Suriname sends first email
A few weeks ago, people of the Amerindian village of Galibi, a small Carib indigenous community at the border of Suriname and French Guyana, finally got their own Community Multimedia Centre.
Media and Education for All in Jamaica
Some of Jamaica’s top media and education professionals meet to bring clarity and awareness to Education for All (EFA) in the media during a one day Seminar entitled "Building EFA Capacities among Jamaican Media Practitioners" in Jamaica's capital Kingston today.
Project on information literacy for Vietnamese librarians just started
Vietnamese academic librarians are now being trained in the area of information literacy in a project that was recently launched with funds from UNESCO’s Information for All Programme.
Revival of traditional Mongolian script through e-tools
A project promoting the use of the traditional Mongolian script by text processing and web publishing tools was presented during the UNESCO Week in Mongolia in Ulan Bator last month.
UNESCO and Libya agree to cooperate in ICT for capacity building project
UNESCO will cooperate with Libya in a "National ICT Project for Capacity Building" according to an agreement signed today in Libya’s capital Tripoli by Abdul Waheed Khan, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Improving access to information for persons with disabilities in Uruguay
As part of UNESCO’s strategy of "digital inclusion for social inclusion", School Nr 198 for special education in Montevideo was recently provided with six computers and a Braille printer.
Experts meet in Bangkok to prepare media resource kit on Education for Sustainable Development
An expert meeting, co-organized by UNESCO's Education and Communication/Information Sectors in cooperation with the Bangkok office, is being held in Bangkok from 7 to 9 December 2005 to develop a media resource and training kit on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Information literacy training for teachers in Ghana
An information literacy project for headmasters of schools participating in Ghana’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) was recently launched with the support of UNESCO’s Information for All Programme.
Director-General condemns murder of Philippines journalist George Benaojan
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the murder of Philippines journalist George Banaojan in Talisay, on the Philippines island of Cebu, on 1 December. He also expressed his deep concern over the violence to which journalists are exposed in the country.
Promoting digital preservation of cultural heritage in the Caribbean
UNESCO, within the framework of its Information for All Programme, has organized a series of capacity development activities to promote digital preservation of cultural heritage in the Caribbean.
Safety training courses for journalists completed in the Philippines
UNESCO has supported the International News Safety Institute (INSI) to provide safety training to 25 conflict reporters and other media staff in the Philippines, the country with the most violence against journalists outside Iraq.
LACFREE 2005 opens today in Brazil
The second Latin American and Caribbean conference of free software developers and users (LACFREE 2005) will open this evening at the Pernambuco Convention Centre located between the Brazilian cities of Receife and Olinda.
Buidling websites that meet the needs of people with disabilities
A special training workshop on website development for NGOs that care for people with special needs will take place in Chtoura, Lebanon from 22 to 25 December 2005.
High Commissioner for Human Rights urges respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Nepal
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights yesterday expressed serious concern about the possible resumption of full-scale armed conflict in Nepal, as well as about increasing violations of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
HIV/AIDS in the Documentaries by Young African TV Producers
12 young television producers from Francophone Africa met on 22-27 November 2005 in Bordeaux, France to edit and finalize their short TV documentaries depicting views and opinion about HIV and AIDS from their respective countries of origin.
Inauguration of Community Telecentre in Indian village of Agya
A new Community Telecentre to provide ICT-enhanced training and education for the special-needs groups, in particular women and semi-literate members of the community, was recently inaugurated in Agya Village, India.
Training for Bangladesh Betar’s archivists continues
Training in digitizing and preserving the sound archives of Bangladesh Betar, one of the countries largest radio stations, recently continued with a second UNESCO/IPDC funded workshop this year.
Training in organizing information in Democratic People's Republic of Korea completed
A workshop on organizing information and publishing it on line and offline using the Greenstone software brought together some twenty trainees at the Grand People's Study House in Pyongyong, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, last week
New youth and children library opens in Addis Ababa
Up to 50,000 young people living in Addis Ababa’s Kirkos area can now use the "Impact Children and Youth Library" that opened with a ceremony and all-day book drive on Saturday 26 November.
Students trained to work in the campus radio in Rwanda
Two-week training for 26 students of the National University of Rwanda on radio journalism ended in Butare on 18 November 2005 with a graduation ceremony in the presence of the Rwandan Minister of Information.
Regional e-Government Training and Resource Centre launched in Azerbaijan
Knowledge creation and transfer on e-governance and e-democracy is one of the main objectives of the Regional e-Government Training and Resource Centre that was launched last week in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.