Journalism education and training
UNESCO recognizes the fact that sound journalism education contributes towards professional and ethical practice of journalism. Such journalism is better suited to foster democracy, dialogue and development.
Capacity to report on food safety enhanced in China
Over one hundred Chinese local journalists have strengthened their skills to professionally report about food safety and food security issues thanks to a capacity building activity that was part of a recently-concluded three-year project on “Improving Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Security for China’s Most Vulnerable Women and Children”.
Reporting science of climate change in South Africa
The workshop, titled “Reporting the science of climate change” took place in Pretoria, South Africa, from 4 to 5 June 2012. It focused on climate change science, as well as on key risks to Southern Africa, national and regional response strategies, and particularly on how best to communicate complex information to the general public.
Improving human rights reporting in Timor-Leste
The year 2012 is an important milestone in the transition of Timor-Leste towards democracy. As media are indispensable elements for the consolidation of democracy, UNESCO helps build capacities of Timorese journalists and equip them with skills necessary to report on human rights issues.
UNESCO and BBC train young TV producers and film makers in Beirut
Within the framework of promoting freedom of expression and access to information, UNESCO’s Office in Beirut joined efforts with BBC Arabic to train 11 young TV producers and film makers during a specialized workshop on short documentaries from 5 to 9 March 2012 in Beirut, Lebanon.
UNESCO supports the first multimedia training course for journalists in Haiti
UNESCO supported the provision of multimedia training to 26 Haitian journalists, by Groupe Médialternatif and Solidar’IT in June and July 2011 in Port-au-Prince.