Publications by English title: letter P
P@RENTS ! La parentalité à l’ère du numérique
This guide on the role of parents in the digital era was developed by the Moroccan National Observatory on Children’s Rights (ONDE), the UNESCO Office in Rabat and Microsoft Morocco. It provides advice on child cyber-protection to parents, teachers and people working with children.
Partnerships in Development Practice: Evidence from multi-stakeholder ICT4D partnership practice in Africa
The central aim of this paper is to problematise the notion of partnership in development practice, with particular emphasis on partnerships in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). It seeks to challenge taken for granted ideas concerning such partnerships, and it argues that those involved in such initiatives need to have in place formal concepts about their structure, organisation and intention.
Photography in Latin America and the Caribbean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Visual testimonies of the changes that occurred during the 2nd half of the 19th century in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Policy guidelines for the development and promotion of open access
UNESCO issued this publication to demystify the concept of Open Access (OA) and to provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. Building capacities in Member States for Open Access is a necessary but not sufficient condition for promotion of the concept. Creating an enabling policy environment for OA is therefore a priority.
Politics in the information society: the bordering and restraining of global data flows
This report illuminates the politics of the Information Society through focussing on the dynamics surrounding free expression and privacy. Many of the contentious policy areas in the Information Society hinge on privacy and free speech.
Por un periodismo no sexista: pautas para comunicar desde una perspectiva de género en Chile
Prepared by UNESCO’s Office in Santiago in cooperation with its partners, Toward non-sexist journalism: guidelines for communicating from a gender perspective in Chile is a response to the need to generate thought about journalism’s responsibility. The publication aims to raise awareness about gender perspective and to promote more inclusive journalism.
Poverty and digital inclusion: preliminary findings of Finding a Voice project
This paper presents preliminary findings from a multi-sited qualitative study of poverty and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in India, Indonesia Sri Lanka and Nepal. It draws upon data gathered by 12 ethnographic action researchers working across 15 community ICT initiatives.
Press freedom and development: an analysis of correlations between freedom of the press and the different dimensions of development, poverty, governance and peace
This study is the outcome of a research project implemented by the Centre for Peace and Human Security (CPHS) at Sciences Po University with support by UNESCO. The research has sought to use various econometric tools and data from world-renowned institutions to investigate the relationship between free press and development and to ascertain a correlation between the two.
Pressing for Freedom: 20 years of World Press Freedom Day
For 20 years, May 3 has been a day when the world celebrates freedom of expression and stands together for its protection. This is the spirit of the 1991 Declaration of Windhoek, whose anniversary the United Nations General Assembly chose for World Press Freedom Day. UNESCO was instrumental in framing the Windhoek Declaration and works today to promote freedom of expression across the world.
Press freedom: safety of journalists and impunity
The articles in this book, several by journalists with personal experience of harassment or violence, explore the problem from many angles. Although all agree that violence against journalists for doing their job is morally and legally unacceptable under any circumstances, there are differing points of view about whether journalists should be afforded extra legal protection under international humanitarian law.
Principles for governing the Internet: a comparative analysis
As the sixth edition in the UNESCO Internet Freedom series, this study encompasses both quantitative and qualitative assessments of more than 50 declarations, guidelines, and frameworks. The issues contained in these documents are assessed in the context of UNESCO’s interested areas such as access, freedom of expression, privacy, ethics, Priority Gender Equality, and Priority Africa, and sustainable development, etc.
Principles of awareness-raising for information literacy: a case study
This handbook has been written to provide guidelines for developing process of awareness-raising. Theories, principles and techniques are offered in this manual based on the experiences of those who have developed practices that were successful and that met certain expectations. Rather than presenting generalizations, the handbook focuses on one event, the United Nations Literacy Decade 2003-2012.
Privacy, free expression and transparency: redefining their new boundaries in the digital age
This publication examines the crucial challenges of balancing the fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of expression, and the related value of transparency, in an online context. Through an exploration of their boundaries and of the various modalities of reconciling and aligning these rights and values, the study analyzes the legal frameworks at play, specific cases, and interactions between multiple players. Built on the findings, it provides policy recommendations for key stakeholders.
Professional journalism and self-regulation: new media, old dilemmas in South East Europe and Turkey
This publication compiles articles authored by distinguished experts and covers Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey as well as Kosovo (as defined by Security Council Resolution 1244).
Profiles and experiences in ICT innovation for poverty reduction
UNESCO has a long history supporting information and communication development in Asia. A considerable emphasis is being placed on the potential of new information and communication technologies (ICT) to positively impact on efforts to reduce poverty.
Protecting and promoting global recorded knowledge
While stone, papyrus, parchment and paper formerly contained the evidence of our past, radio, fi lm, television and the Internet are the canvas of modern life. In a world where emphasis is placed on speed and where life is becoming increasingly hurried, we must take time to conserve the records of what defines our roots, our past and our existence. To this end, in 1992, UNESCO created the Memory of the World Programme.
Public service broadcasting: a best practices sourcebook
This publication on Public Service Broadcasting best practices is the result of a series of discussions, conferences, and seminars that have been held over the past few years on the role and future of public service broadcasting. The main impetus for this publication came from the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO, which provided the terms of reference for the sourcebook.
Public broadcasting: why? how?
This brochure presents in a simple and direct style an entirely up-to-date summary of the basic concepts relating to public broadcasting, which is vital to the functioning of democratic societies. It fits logically into the framework of UNESCO’s efforts to promote free and independent media throughout the world.
Public service broadcasting: a comparative legal survey
This book on public service broadcasting explores the legal and regulatory systems governing public service broadcasters in eight different countries around the world, looking at what services they provide, the way in which their mandates are defined, their internal governance systems, mechanisms of oversight or accountability and how they are funded.