IN FOCUS ARTICLES - 2013
Change is in the airwaves
In the United Republic of Tanzania, approximately 70% of the population resides in rural areas (Census 2012), where the majority lives in poverty, and lack access to media and other outlets to access and impart information, and to exercise freedom of expression. While only 11% of Tanzanians can access and use Internet services, and only 19% have access to television, a significant 87.7% have access to radio (STID, 2011, pg147). The gender digital divide cuts across these figures, as women are disadvantaged in their representation in and access to media and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Poster contest in support of WSIS+10
UNESCO is pleased to announce the results of the poster contest “Freedom and Capacity of Knowledge” that was organized on the occasion of the Multistakeholder WSIS+10 Review Event to be held at UNESCO Headquarters from 25 to 27 February 2013. A few months ago UNESCO challenged creative people from all over the world to send ideas of posters that would catch the importance of equal and shared knowledge creation in global development both visually (mixing photography, illustration and/or visual design) and textually (creating an inspiring tagline).
UNESCO to celebrate World Radio Day
On 13 February, UNESCO celebrates radio as a medium vital to its mission of creating a more peaceful, more sustainable and more inclusive future for all. World Radio Day is an opportunity to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to promote diversified content, access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves.
Spotlight on Memory of the World heritage: The horrors of the Holocaust
UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register includes different testimonies of the Holocaust in which some six million Jews and millions of others died during the Nazi regime.