Communication & Information


The Communication & Information sector works to foster free, independent and pluralistic media in print, broadcast and online. Media development in this mode enhances freedom of expression, and contributes to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights.

UNESCO Beirut supports all stakeholders to enhance press freedom and safety of journalists, and promotes independent journalism based on professional ethics and self-regulatory principles. It also works towards fostering gender equity in the media and on empowering individuals whether producing or consuming information through Media and Information Literacy and Journalism Education.

In striving to reach programme goals, UNESCO Beirut pursues the following strategies:

  • Promoting meetings for the cooperative development of projects and programs;
  • Fostering education and sustainable training in information science; Promoting Freedom of the Press - building on the advances in the region;
  • Providing a visionary evaluation device; Forging institutional networks for research, workshops and seminars;
  • Promoting electronic equipment for information service handling.
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