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11-12-2006 (New Delhi) - The Tripura tribal community in Bangladesh finds a voice and preserves its traditions thanks to a UNESCO supported project on ICT innovations for poverty reduction and UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). More

08-12-2006 (Porto Novo) - The first Africa Telecentre Leaders’ Forum concluded last week in Porto Novo, Benin. The forum brought together community media, telecentre and network leaders from across the continent to share their successes and challenges, skills and ideas. More

28-11-2006 (Porto Novo) - Telecentre and community media leaders from over 20 Africa countries are gathering this week to advance the movement for community access to knowledge. More

25-10-2006 (Kingston) - UNESCO continuous its support to the ROOTS FM/ZincLink community multimedia centre and its outreach activities geared at uniting unstable communities in Jamaica, in the face of escalating crime. More

17-10-2006 (New Delhi) - "I never thought I would be able to make a film" said 16-year-old Farzana Malik. She and other young girls from Seelampur and Ballimaran ICT Centers, in North-East Delhi recently participated in a six-day digital storytelling workshop. More

11-09-2006 (Paris) - In the framework of the Community Multimedia Centers (CMC) project, UNESCO in collaboration with Microsoft organized in Dakar from 24 to 29 July 2006 a workshop for training trainers in the use of Microsoft courseware. More

07-09-2006 (Maputo) - Mozambique’s new 10-Year Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation gives full backing and priority to the expansion of community multimedia centres and other related initiatives in the country. More

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31-08-2006 (New Delhi) - Fifteen teachers from seven government schools across Rupandehi District and two radio producers of Lumbini community multimedia centre (CMC) in Nepal participated in a five-day multimedia education training programme that was organized by CMC Lumbini with support from UNESCO. More

15-08-2006 (Paris) - UNESCO is now releasing the Russian and Spanish versions of "How To Get Started And Keep Going: A Guide to Community Multimedia Centres." More

09-08-2006 (New Delhi) - What does one do when communities have not been exposed to the potential of community media? The UNESCO-supported Youth Community Multimedia Centre (YCMC) in Sitakund sub-district of Bangladesh adopted an innovative approach to find answers. More

08-08-2006 (Paris/Accra) - "The relevance of the CMC concept in Benin is clearly evident. It is not even a question that needs to be asked. We should be talking more of how to increase numbers and how to sustain the centres," said Bakari Bonkano, director of Radio Kandi FM, during the final wrap-up session of the National CMC Training and Partners Forum supported by UNESCO. More

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07-07-2006 (New Delhi) - Eight people with disabilities now have an opportunity to voice their issues using community multimedia centres (CMCs) in Nepal after a recent training workshop on audio production and new technologies. More

03-07-2006 (New Delhi) - Information today is an integral part of society and access to it is considered a basic human right. But a large section of the Nepali population is deprived of such access because they cannot overcome the English language barrier. More

19-06-2006 (New Delhi) - Twenty-four year old Jafruddin declares with undying enthusiasm: “I want to become a famous singer and be well known throughout Bangladesh. I want to learn play the harmonium and sing formally by going to classes.” A UNESCO supported Youth Community Multimedia Centre in Bangladesh has the infrastructure to help him. More

16-06-2006 (Dakar) - SONATE, the national telecommunications company of Senegal, will provide preferential telephone and internet rates for the UNESCO CMC scale-up project in Senegal according to a convention signed solemnly on 6 June in Dakar. More

06-06-2006 (Kathmandu) - Thanks to a recent training workshop held in Nepal on Digital Storytelling, the Tansen community media centre in the Palpa District of Western Nepal has a new segment in their local cable TV programme titled “I too have a story”. More

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30-05-2006 (Bamako) - UNESCO concluded a review meeting of its Community Multimedia Centre scale-up initiative in Africa on 20 May in Bamako, Mali, to discuss progress and strategies for the future. More

22-05-2006 (Paris) - UNESCO’s Community Multimedia Centre initiative is contributing “to improving quality of life through access to information” according to an independent evaluation report carried out by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). More

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12-05-2006 (Paris) - During his first visit to the Maldives, from 1 to 2 May, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matssura referred to UNESCO’s new cooperation with the Maldives, through IPDC, in reinforcing community broadcasting, and affirmed the Organization’s readiness to help in setting up a Community Media Centre (CMC) in the Maldives country and in the training of journalists. More

09-05-2006 (New Delhi) - In the hilly region of Kothmale in central Sri Lanka, the tuk-tuk, the three wheeled motorcycle, which is a favoured form of local transport common in South Asia, is all set to take a new form as a self-contained mobile telecentre. More

27-04-2006 (Amman) - UNESCO and UNIFEM just launched a joint programme to establish an e-village in Lib and Mleih. UNIFEM is leading the e-village project while UNESCO is providing the first ever community radio station in Jordan to the e-village. More

19-04-2006 (New Delhi/Kathmandu) - Four new community telecentres were established recently by Madanpokhara community multimedia centre (CMC), in schools belonging to the village development committees (VDCs) of Madanpokhara, Telgha and Rupse in Palpa District of Nepal, in collaboration with UNESCO. More

23-03-2006 (Kathmandu) - Nobody had foreseen the overnight destruction of the historical Tansen Durbar (Royal Palace) located in the district of Palpa in western Nepal. This magnificent seat of power built in 1927, a major tourist attraction, was recently burnt to ashes. More

13-03-2006 (New Delhi) - In a new initiative, the Seelampur ICT Centre, a UNESCO supported community center north eastern of India‘s capital New Delhi, has now started an information campaign on anemia. More

09-03-2006 (New Delhi) - Digital stories are short personal multimedia pieces made using computers and other digital equipment. To begin, all you need is a story idea - you don’t need to be a computer expert or have any previous experience in the creative arts. More

02-03-2006 (Paris) - The IPDC Bureau awarded the 2005 IPDC-UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication, to the Indian daily newspaper Malayala Manorama (circulation: 1.4 million copies). More

28-02-2006 (Wellington) - Community telecentre project operators from around the Pacific have launched a regional online community website to support and develop the telecentre movement in the Pacific. The Pacific Telecentre Online Community (PacTOC) gives a voice to grassroots telecentre projects, so they can share experience and expertise with each other and the world. More

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