Communication & Information
UNESCO defends and promotes freedom of expression, media independence and pluralism, and the building of inclusive knowledge societies underpinned by universal access to information and the innovative use of digital technologies.
Through capacity-building, policy advice, international cooperation, monitoring and foresight in the fields of freedom of expression, access to information, and digital transformation, UNESCO will continue to empower key actors with a view to ensuring that fundamental freedoms are guaranteed online and offline, in line with international standards.
This is all the more relevant to ensure the ethical development and use of emerging technologies, which have a growing impact on all aspects of the world’s societies. Citizens will also be empowered to enjoy these fundamental freedoms through the development of 21st century skills and the fostering of enabling environments for media pluralism and diversity.
Promoting free flow of ideas by word and image
According to journalists themselves, trust in the media is low in Albania. ‘Journalists are rarely asked to double and triple check facts and there is almost no attention to the feeling of those damaged.
The first public handshake since 2016 between representatives of opposing sides in Yemen's long conflict - at the Johannesberg Castle Media Center in Sweden.