CBA has launched new distance-learning course for media regulators
The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) is running a six-week distance-learning course on broadcasting regulation that covers issues ranging from licensing and regulatory processes to content standards and sanctions. The course is base on the CBA/UNESCO Guidelines for Broadcasting Regulation and sponsored by UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).
The course, which is taking place from 28 May to 9 July 2010, aims at helping those involved in broadcasting regulation explore how the best international practice can be applied to their situation. It has an active learning approach, when all participants are encouraged to identify changes that they can trigger in their own regulatory bodies. Anyone concerned with the subject, from top management to administrators, can benefit from this thought-provoking distance-learning and the interaction with fellow regulators from around the world.
The course is available free of charge to CBA members and at a modest fee to other organizations. It is being delivered through an <a target=_blank href="http://www.cba.org.uk/courses/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/courses/">online platform</a>, involving the use of e-mail and chat, which can only be accessed by trainees via a secure log in.
This distance learning is based on the <a href="ev.php?URL_ID=29290&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201">CBA/UNESCO Guidelines for Broadcasting Regulation</a>, authored by Eve Salomon, who is the course tutor. An international expert with truly global experience, she is providing careful guidance to participants, wishing to become better regulators.
The course is sponsored by UNESCO's IPDC, which provides support to media projects and seeks to secure a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media. <a href="ev.php?URL_ID=26032&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201">Media Development Indicators</a>, endorsed by IPDC in 2008, recognise the importance of regulation for freedom of expression, pluralism and the diversity of media. UNESCO, therefore, supports legal, policy and regulatory frameworks, based on international standards, in order to protect and promote freedom of expression and information.