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Communication and Information Activities

UNESCO’s activities in communication and information by themes

Empowering people through the free flow of ideas and by access to information and knowledge.

This page provides a thematic presentation of UNESCO's activities in the areas of communication and information. Click on a theme and discover the detail.

Access to Information

UNESCO supports actions designed to empower people so that they can access and contribute to information and knowledge flows.
  • Archives

  • Community Multimedia Centres
  • E-Governance

  • Ethical Issues of Information Society

  • Freedom of Information

  • Information Processing Tools
  • Internet Governance
  • Libraries
  • Public Domain Information
  • PC Refurbishment

  • Capacity Building

    UNESCO’s actions focuses providing people with the skills and abilities for critical reception, assessment and use of information in their professional and personal lives through media education and information literacy programmes.
  • Gender and ICT
  • HIV/AIDS and communication and information
  • ICT in Education
  • Information and Media literacy
  • People with disabilities and ICT
  • Training of Information Professionals
  • Training of Media Professionals
  • Youth and ICT

    Content Development

    Stimulating the development of, and access to divers contents is crucial for knowledge societies.
  • Creative Content: Radio, TV, New Media
  • Multilingualism in Cyberspace

  • Freedom of Expression

    Promoting Freedom of Expression, Press Freedom, Independence and Pluralism of the Media, Democraty, Peace and Tolerance
  • Media in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

  • Media Laws
  • Press Freedom

    Media Development

    UNESCO helps to stenghten the capacities of communication institutions, to improve the training of media professionals and to raise awareness among the public in making best use of communication resources.
  • Community Media

  • Public Service Broadcasting
  • UN Agencies and Communication for Development

  • Memory of the World

    The memory of the peoples of the world is of vital importance in preserving cultural identities, in linking past and present and in shaping the future.