Publications by year: 2014

Accéder à l'information c'est notre droit

Produced with the specific Moroccan context in mind, the guide Access to information is our right provides general information about freedom of information as a universal right, as well as more practical details on the means to access public information in Morocco. In addition, the publication includes recommendations addressed to different stakeholders, seeking to ensure that freedom of information is effectively guaranteed in practice implementation in Morocco, as well as some good practices or success stories in promoting it.

Assessment of media development in Palestine

This report aims to inform and support the development of Palestine’s media sector through the conduct of a comprehensive assessment of the media environment, based on international legal standards and good practice.

Elections reporting in the Arab Region: booklet resulted from the Exchange of Experiences Seminar

Electoral processes are not like any other current issue in national or world politics. The relevance of elections is understood by the impact of the results in the future of the country where they are held. This fact positions media professionals as key actors in any electoral process. Journalists are essential to inform the citizens about the process, including the political programs of the candidates and the electoral law; to report on the proper functioning of the elections; and to voice the different communities and voting tendencies in any given context.

Fostering freedom online: the role of Internet intermediaries

With the rise of Internet intermediaries that play a mediating role between authors of content and audiences on the internet, this UNESCO publication provides in-depth case studies and analysis on how internet intermediaries impact on freedom of expression and associated fundamental rights such as privacy. It also offers policy recommendations on how intermediaries and states can improve respect for internet users’ right to freedom of expression.

Gisele Rabesahala

This comic strip is a story inspired by the figure of Gisèle Rabesahala, a Malagasy woman politician of the twentieth century, who devoted her life to her country’s independence, human rights and the freedom of peoples. The illustrations are based on historical and iconographic research, the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga and twentieth century Madagascar. This publication is part of the Women in African History Series.

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Institutional repository software comparison

The Guidelines to compare Institutional Repository Software have been published as part of UNESCO’s Open Access Strategy. The publication compares the features of the major platforms and is intended to help libraries focus on which features will help facilitate the success of their repository.

Media and gender: a scholarly agenda for the Global Alliance on Media and Gender

There is a necessity to show some of the most significant scholarly contributions to knowledge and action towards expanding women’s participation in all communication platforms. The publication proposes a pragmatic research agenda for the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), looking back, building on the past and looking to the future.

Model Policy for Inclusive ICTs in Education of Persons with Disabilities

This model policy is part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) joint efforts to facilitate the implementation of the UNCRPD. The main objective was to develop a model policy document to be used as a template to assist UNESCO Member States in promoting the effective use of inclusive ICTs in education for learners with disabilities, although it must be emphasised that the policy objectives and actions outlined in this document are equally applicable to any learners who are vulnerable to exclusion from any sector of education.

Vers un droit d'accès à l'information publique

This study on a right to access public information provides an important update on recent developments in the area of freedom of information (FOI) laws and good practices in their implementation worldwide. Through a brief history of the recent international and national contexts, thie publication promotes international standards on FOI legislation and showcases experiences that contributed to materialize the benefits of this right around the world.

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development offers a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism and journalist safety. These areas are explored at the international level and with respect to gender and global media.

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