UNESCO promotes community media in order to enhance media pluralism and the inclusion of marginalized communities in policy- and decision-making processes related to sustainable development.
The transformation of the media sector in Tunisia: Study on media development
To contribute to the transformation of the media sector in Tunisia, UNESCO launched in September 2012 a study on media development based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators.
Karagwe celebrates five years of IPDC-supported community radio
FADECO community radio is celebrating its fifth anniversary since it started operating in 2007. Located in Kayanga town, in the Karagwe district of the United Republic of Tanzania, the radio was created after receiving basic equipment and training from UNESCO's Intergovernmental Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
UNESCO Gives Voices to Minorities in Mongolia
Launching a second channel of the Mongolian public broadcaster targeting minorities, enhancing the capacity of printing facilities for publications in minority languages, and supporting the establishment of ten community radio stations in remote areas are some of the major achievements related to Communication and Information that have been presented during a Experience-sharing Workshop recently held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
UNESCO supports Community Media's participation to Development in Tanzania
Since the last six years, the status of community media in the United Republic of Tanzania has undergone significant improvements, which can be attributed to contributions from various stakeholders in the country, but also, considerably, to support from UNESCO.
UNESCO supported the organization of training on associative radio in Tunisia
UNESCO, through its Rabat Office, supported the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters in the organization of training on associative radio in Tunisia. The main training session took place from 12 to 14 March 2012 in Gafsa (Tunisia) and was followed, from 15 to 18 March 2012, by a series of training-mentoring workshops for "Sawt el Manajem" radio staff (Radio Voices of the Mines, la Voix des Mines).
Giving a voice to women: New radio station is force for change in empowering women
A group of women in Jumla waited patiently and celebrated heartily the day when the antenna finally arrived and Radio Nari Aawaaj, which means Voice of Women, could start its transmissions as the first women’s community radio station in Jumla, Nepal.
Chilean rural community gets access to information thanks to UNESCO-supported project
In November 2010, a high-speed wireless Internet connection was installed in the Andean town of Los Queñes as part of an innovative connectivity initiative to bridge the digital gap in rural areas of Chile. This project, implemented by UNESCO’s Office in Santiago, the Regional Government of Maule, the University of Talca and the city of Romeral, provides the citizens and schools of the Maule region with access to information and new opportunities.