Publications by year: 2007

Building national information policies: experiences in Latin America

This book analyzes the latest NIP trends in Latin America and the Caribbean and proposes, on the basis of experiences analyzed, concrete guidelines to help Member Countries that have not yet been able to design and adopt a coherent national information policy, in harmony with international trends.

Community radio in India

This publication is composed of five volumes: A Guide for civil society; A Guide for government ministries; A Guide for donor agencies; A Guide for the media; A One UN response. It offers guidelines on how different stakeholders can assist community radios on their way towards self-sufficiency.

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CR (Community radio): a user's guide to the technology; a guide to the technology and technical parameters of community radio in India

This guide to technical parameters of community radio in India was produced for potential community radio operators, taking into account the intention of the Government of India to establish 4000 community radio stations by 2008.

Criteria and indicators for quality journalism training institutions & identifying potential centres of excellence in journalism training in Africa

The report maps the capacity and potential for excellence of almost one hundred journalism schools across Africa, highlighting the development challenges and opportunities of African journalism institutions and identifying specific areas for support from development partners.

Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies: A Survey

The Infoethics Survey of Emerging Technologies prepared by the NGO Geneva Net Dialogue at the request of UNESCO aims at providing an outlook to the ethical implications of future communication and information technologies.

Forging innovations: Community Multimedia Centres in Nepal

This collection of case studies on the CMCs in Nepal is intended to showcase the interesting and diverse growth of this new medium in spite of conflict and the lack of community radio regulation.

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From access to engagement: community access centres

The origins of this book lie in a simple question: How best to show UNESCO’s friends and supporters the many exciting developments taking place in Community Access Centres across South Asia?

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Global Forum Power of Peace: Building Peace through Communication and Information, Bali, Indonesia, 21-23 January 2007; final report

UNESCO in association with the Government of Indonesia hosted an International Forum ‘Power of Peace’ in Bali, from 21 to 23 January 2007. Recognized thinkers and practitioners from the public and private sectors met to develop strategies to best harness the power of the media and ICTs in a practical and effective way for the purpose of building awareness, dialogue, harmony and peace.

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Greenstone digital library software 2.80: a software suite for building and distributing digital library collections

Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO.

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Guía práctica sobre software libre: su selección y aplicación local en América Latina y el Caribe

Esta guía práctica presenta definiciones de lo que es el software libre de acuerdo a la Free Software Foundation y explica los procesos de desarrollo del software como una actividad basada en la comunidad.

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Handbook on professional safety of journalists working in the post-conflict situations: North Caucasus

The most difficult task for professional journalists is probably the coverage of ethnic and religious conflicts. Until the end of 1980th, Soviet journalists had a very vague idea on how to cover such conflicts. There are many examples of articles that provoked the sense of injustice among the participants of a conflict. One can remember public protests against articles insulting national feelings of thousands of people.

Inclusão digital e social de pessoas com deficiência: textos de referência para monitores de telecentros

A presente publicação consiste em uma coletânea com orientações para a capacitação de monitores de telecentros, sem conhecimento especializado no trato com pessoas portadoras de deficiência e sem experiência de atuação nessa área.

Information for All Programme, IFAP: report 2006/2007

The Information for All Programme (IFAP) is UNESCO's response to the challenges and opportunities of the Information Society. The last decade has witnessed technological developments at a scale and speed unprecedented in the history of humankind.

Media legislation in Africa: a comparative legal survey

The study includes an overview of the existing media legislation in ten multi-party democratic countries in Africa and a comparative analysis, whilst also putting the legislation in perspective with regional and international standards, and best-practices in the field of media law conducive to freedom of expression.

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Model curricula for journalism education

The proposed Journalism Curricula is a generic model that can be adapted according to each country’s specific needs. It takes full cognizance of the social, economic, political and cultural contexts of developing countries and emerging democracies, highlighting the connection between democracy and journalism and arguing for a more cross-disciplinary approach within journalism training centres.

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My media trainer: a self-instructional training of trainers program

This interactive, self-instructional programme and resource kit is designed to help media professionals to develop their training skills and techniques, thus enabling them to initiate and implement courses, workshops and seminars.

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New media: the press freedom dimension, challenges and opportunities of new media for press freedom

This book is a record of an international conference “New Media: The Press Freedom Dimension Challenges and Opportunities of New Media for Press Freedom”, which took place at UNESCO Headquarters from 15 to 16 February 2007.

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: 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.

Securing a place for a language in cyberspace

Cyberspace is open to all languages of the world, since its infrastructure is not subject to a central authority which can decide how it should be used. In writing this article, the author tried to give an answer to the following question: how to ensure that a language which is poorly endowed in linguistic and/or information technology (IT) resources, not to mention human resources, may find its proper place in cyberspace and be active there?

Testimonies from the field: an exploration of the state of press freedom in Nepal after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

This booklet contains stories and information collected from the field over a period of a few weeks in April 2007. The authors visited several Nepal districts and organized individual and group discussions with local journalists to hear their views on press freedom, the safety of journalists and impunity.

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The Mongolian Media Landscape: Sector Analysis

This media sector analysis identifies a set of critical problems for the development of free and independent media in Mongolia. As an overall assessment the media sector still faces challenges in fulfilling its pivotal role in the democratization process as a watchdog and as the provider of relevant and independent information for the public.

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Towards a common UN system approach: Harnessing communication to achieve the Millennium Development Goals

This document was prepared as a background paper for the 10th UN Inter-Agency Round Table on Communication for Development, which is to be held in Addis Ababa from 12 to 14 February 2007, in line with the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/51/172 of December 1996. This publication provides an overview of the issues that were covered during the Round Table, as well as suggestions as to how inter-agency coordination can be improved, both at headquarters and at country level.

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Towards a common UN system approach: report of the 10th UN Inter-Agency Round Table on Communication for Development

This report summarizes the proceedings of the 10th UN Inter-agency Communication for Development Round Table, held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 12 to 14 February 2007. The Round Table was convened on the theme ‘Harnessing Communication to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals: Towards a Common System Approach’.

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