Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Reponses
For several years now, UNESCO has been supporting independent media in conflict and post-conflict situations to enable them to gather and disseminate non-partisan information. UNESCO’s action in this area includes the promotion of dialogue among media professionals in conflict zones and the outside world and provision of advice to the authorities of countries in post-conflict situations in drafting new media legislation, which enhances the development of freedom of expression.
As a part of UNESCO Amman Office’s response to the Syrian crisis, the Communication and Information sector is leading two major projects that address the emergency situation of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The first project promotes freedom of expression of Syrian refugees in northern Jordan through radio. The second project establishes Youth Information Centers that assist displaced Syrian youth through enhanced information flows, provision of non-formal education, social and economic services.