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Publications by year: 2005

E-government toolkit for developing countries

The objective, through this Toolkit, is to offer a helping hand to policy makers and senior executives in developing nations by endowing them with comprehensive information about what, how and when to do to embark successfully on the road to e-government.

Entre jóvenes: comunicación y VIH; herramientas periodísticas para crear campañas comunitarias de prevención de VIH/SIDA

Entre jóvenes. Comunicación y VIH es un proyecto concebido desde esta perspectiva, con la convicción que el derecho a la comunicación es el camino para la participación en las sociedades democráticas.

From the digital divide to digital opportunities: measuring infostates for development

This publication is prepared by the International Telecommunication Union and Orbicom, the Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications. This is a contribution to the international community in the context of the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Tunis 2005.

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Gender, conflict and journalism: a handbook for South Asia

This handbook was conceived during the planning for the UNESCO-Nepal Press Institute first Roundtable on The Gender Perspective in Conflict Reporting, conducted April 7-9, 2004 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Guidelines for journalists

Regularly updated folder covering the election process in Iraq
This folder contains the first editions of what will become a regularly updated package of documents covering the election process in Iraq. New editions will be made available on a regular basis. The system is simple. As new sections are published and distributed, just remove the out-of-date section and replace it with the new one.

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Guidelines for terminology policies: formulating and implementing terminology policy in language communities

These Guidelines address decision makers in different positions at various levels, who - for a variety of purposes - want to design, plan and implement a terminology policy, which is geared towards a conscious, systematic and controlled approach to the creation, maintenance and use of terminology in/for defined user communities.

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Handbook for journalists

Reporters Without Borders (with UNESCO) has compiled a Handbook for Journalists for those going to dangerous parts of the world, listing international norms protecting them and containing practical advice on how to stay alive and safe.

How to create a website: guiding principles

It is among UNESCO's utmost priorities to promote universal access to information and to contribute to the strengthening of communication and information capacities. This manual has been written to provide guidelines for developing websites for the Asia region. Theories, principles, strategies and techniques offered in this manual are generated from in-depth research and evaluation or documentation on the process of website development and maintenance.

Information management resource kit: Digitization and digital libraries module

An e-learning initiative in agricultural information management. This module offers a series of interactive lessons covering the workflows, processes, technologies and skills involved in the creation, management and distribution of digital libraries.

Information policies in Asia: a review of information and communication policies in the Asian Region

The overall aim of this study is to review critically the pattern of information policies that have developed within Asian countries. More particularly, the study aims to identify existing information policies, points of similarity, gaps and innovative practices; and to provide an overall assessment of the state of information policy in the Region.

Initiative B@bel

Initiative B@bel is contributing to UNESCO’s goal of building knowledge societies, fostering universal information access and information lead development. These activities seek to support the development of multilingual content and tools on the global information networks and protect endangered languages and their legacy of traditional knowledge.

Measuring linguistic diversity on the Internet

UNESCO has been emphasizing the concept of “knowledge societies”, which stresses plurality and diversity instead of a global uniformity in order to bridge the digital divide and to form an inclusive information society. An important theme of this concept is that of multilingualism for cultural diversity and participation for all the languages in cyberspace.

Memory of the world: documentary heritage of the peoples of the world

In 1992, UNESCO launched the Memory of the World Programme to protect and promote the world’s documentary heritage through preservation and access. This CD-ROM provides information on the Programme and its functionning.

New technologies for literacy and adult education: a global perspective

New technology can provide powerful new tools for enriching the lives of poor people and communities in unprecedented ways. At least that was the view of the G8 Digital Opportunities Task Force in 2001. A view that is upheld and further explored in the pages of this book.

Partnerships in Development Practice: Evidence from multi-stakeholder ICT4D partnership practice in Africa

The central aim of this paper is to problematise the notion of partnership in development practice, with particular emphasis on partnerships in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). It seeks to challenge taken for granted ideas concerning such partnerships, and it argues that those involved in such initiatives need to have in place formal concepts about their structure, organisation and intention.

Public service broadcasting: a best practices sourcebook

This publication on Public Service Broadcasting best practices is the result of a series of discussions, conferences, and seminars that have been held over the past few years on the role and future of public service broadcasting. The main impetus for this publication came from the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO, which provided the terms of reference for the sourcebook.

Towards knowledge societies: UNESCO world report

The UNESCO World Report on knowledge societies for all has been released at a crucial moment. After the achievements of the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, there is fresh international interest in the growth and development paradigm that bears within it the idea of “knowledge societies”. We are witnessing the emergence of a need for clarification of its aims as a project of society. This is the challenge that the UNESCO World Report intends to address on the eve of decisive international meetings.

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UNISIST newsletter, vol. 33, no. 1

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