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Publications by year: 2009

Assessment of media development in the Maldives

Based on UNESCO's Media Development Indicators (MDIs) this Report assesses the overall state of media development in the Maldives. In 2008 the Maldives adopted a new Constitution. However, there is still much to be done with respect to media freedom in the Maldives. The MDIs Report takes into account the special situation of the country, particularly in terms of its size and consequent relative lack of capacity, and makes recommendations to assist the Maldives with their media development.

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Civic education for media professionals: a training manual

The publication focuses on the underlying nexus of democracy, development and the media based on the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights that lie at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate.

Conflict-sensitive reporting: state of the art; a course for journalists and journalism educators

Written by Ross Howard, who teaches journalism at Langara College in Canada and is the President of the non-profit Media and Democracy Group, the Curriculum provides guidance to a better understanding of conflict and conflict resolution and the news media’s role.

Digital archiving of audio content using WINISIS and Greenstone software: a manual for community radio managers

This publication is a self-instructional handbook aimed at helping managers of community radio stations, FM radio stations, public service broadcasting agencies and any other organizations that deal with audio files in creating prototype archives of digital audio documents.

Direitos humanos na mídia comunitária: a cidadania vivida no nosso dia a dia

Human Rights in Community Media: Citizenship in Our Daily Life presents basic notions of civil, political and social rights, together with other issues. It is available exclusively in electronic version, free for download.

Free and open source software: applications for education, culture and access to information

The guide Свободное программное обеспечение. Приложения для образования, культуры и доступа к информации has been produced by UNESCO’s Office in Almaty in the framework of its project ‘FOSS for Education, Culture and Access to Information’.

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Freedom of expression, access to information and empowerment of people

This book is a compilation of contributions by the participants of the conference held in Maputo, Mozambique, in May 2008, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. A wide variety of authors, from journalists to academics and civil society, express their views on how freedom of information and freedom of expression can help people gain control over their lives.

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Freedom of Information (FOI) & Women’s Rights in Africa

This publication is one of the outputs of the Freedom of Information and Women’s Rights in Africa Project, a regional programme launched by FEMNET in partnership with UNESCO.

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Getting the balance right: gender equality in journalism

This handbook is a timely, illustrated and easy-to-read guide and resource material for journalists. It evolved primarily out of a desire to equip all journalists with more information and understanding of gender issues in their work. It is addressed to media organisations, professional associations and journalists’ unions seeking to contribute to the goal of gender equality.

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Getting the Story and Telling it Right, HIV on TV: A Handbook for Television Trainers and Producers

The handbook is a reference and toolkit designed in three parts to support information and training needs by television producers and trainers. It draws examples from diverse productions including those of UNESCO’s Network of Young Television Producers on HIV and AIDS.

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Guidelines for broadcasters on promoting user-generated content and media and information literacy

For the first time guidelines have been published on how broadcasters around the world can encourage audiences to produce better quality user-generated content and to improve media and information literacy. The new guidelines will also enable the public to become more media and information literate.

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Libertad de Prensa, Acceso a la Información y Empoderamiento Ciudadano: seminario internacional

Esta publicación reúne las ponencias y discusiones desarrolladas en el marco del Seminario “Libertad de Prensa, Acceso a la Información y Empoderamiento Ciudadano”, celebrado en ocasión del Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa 2008, organizado por la Oficina Cluster MERCOSUR de UNESCO con la participación de conferencistas de los países del MERCOSUR Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay, Uruguay, y conectado por video conferencia con panelistas de Chile y España.

Mapa de los centros y programas de formación de comunicadores y periodistas en América Latina y el Caribe

The Mapping of communication and journalism training institutions and programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean was conducted by FELAFACS following UNESCO’s request.

Mapping media education policies in the world: visions, programmes and challenges

This publication, produced jointly by UNESCO, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the European Commission and Grupo Comunicar, offers a comprehensive and multidimensional approach to media education. It provides answers to key questions for media, communication and education professionals, researchers and policy makers.

Media management manual: a handbook for television and radio practitioners in countries-in-transition

The manual is designed with a specific focus on Public Service Broadcasting, but it could be used by every interested individual or media practitioner.

Media regulation and self-regulation in the Post-Soviet space

This handbook on media regulation and self-regulation is based on the outcomes of the International Summer School organized in 2009 in Belarus with the support of UNESCO’s Moscow Office. The event targeted media law experts and media educators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and the Russian Federation.

Open educational resources: conversations in cyberspace

UNESCO's its first openly licensed publication brings together the background papers and reports from the first three years of activities in the UNESCO OER Community. It is an indication of the commitment of the Organization to the sharing of knowledge and the free flow of ideas.

P@RENTS ! La parentalité à l’ère du numérique

This guide on the role of parents in the digital era was developed by the Moroccan National Observatory on Children’s Rights (ONDE), the UNESCO Office in Rabat and Microsoft Morocco. It provides advice on child cyber-protection to parents, teachers and people working with children.

The Police blogosphere in Brazil: from shooting to twitter

This publication is the first in-depth study about the most recent and relevant trend in journalistic reporting on police, criminality and security policies. The collection of information and the blogs’ analysis were done through an Internet survey answered by 73 police bloggers, authors of 70 blogs, between May and June 2009.

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The Right to Information in Latin America: A Comparative Legal Survey

This legal survey, published by UNESCO’s Office in Quito, compares the existing right to information laws in 11 Latin American countries: Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

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Twelve years of measuring linguistic diversity in the Internet: balance and perspectives

Written by Daniel Pimienta, Daniel Prado and Alvaro Blanco, this publication is an update to the previous UNESCO study on this subject that was issued for the World Summit on the Information Society in 2005.

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