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Communication and Information

Communication and Information
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The Communication and Information (CI) programme of the UNESCO Office in Tehran (UTCO) was established in 2005. Regional initiatives in support of media capacity building and access to information were initiated in 2006.

The objective of the CI Sector programme is to promote:

  • The free flow of ideas and universal access to information
  • Quality journalism, pluralism and cultural diversity through the media
  • Access for all to ICTs

    Areas of intervention:

    The Office promotes the use of media to address development issues and to support a culture of peace and active citizenship. In order to help creating an enabling communication environment, the Office shares best practices and provides support to professionals and institutions working in the communication and information sector.

    Among the activities implemented by the Office are:

  • the organization of training sessions and seminars on the media's role in addressing social challenges, such as migration, cultural diversity and narcotics and HIV/AIDS;

  • the organization of a regional workshop on the role the media in protecting cultural heritage and fighting illicit transfer of ownership of movable cultural heritage;

  • capacity building programmes aimed at young people for TV programme production on HIV/AIDS issues;

  • the exploration of social and economic impacts of the use of ICT for the rural population, and the establishment of partnerships to promote access to information to disadvantaged groups in Iran.

    Partners of the CI programme include the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting [IRIB], the Iranian Journalists Association, and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development [AIBD].

    CI Unitís Selected Programmes in 2010

  • News

    • 31-10-2011
    UNESCOís Model Journalism Curricula was Discussed in a Workshop in Tehran
    • 02-10-2011
    UNESCO Supports the Strengthening of Journalism Education in Afghanistan
    • 28-09-2011
    Editorial Guideline is an Important Tool for Public Broadcasters
    • 21-07-2011
    UNESCO Concluded Series of Workshops with IRIB and ABU
    • 12-07-2011
    Some Actions Proposed for Further Promotion of Memory of the World in Iran
    • 23-05-2011
    Series of Activities for Rural Journalists in Pakistan Have Been Completed
    • 17-01-2011
    Workshop on UNESCO at IRNA
    • 04-01-2011
    Script Writing Skills Workshop for Broadcasters in Pakistan
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    • 06-12-2010
    World's AIDS Day in Iran
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    • 10-12-2008
    UNESCO supports training to Iranian media professionals on HIV/AIDS
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