16.02.2006 -

Mobilizing Caribbean journalists for Education for All

Some 15 journalists from seven Eastern Caribbean States participated in a two-day workshop on Education for All that took place in February 2006 in Saint Lucia.

The aim of the workshop was to sensitize journalists to the six Education for All goals.


"We hope that it will equip journalists with the tools, knowledge and information to boost their interest in covering education issues," said Ushio Miura of UNESCO Kingston before the meeting.


The workshop was jointly organized by UNESCO and the Association of Caribbean Media Workers. The participating countries were Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


The Saint Lucia workshop was one of several UNESCO initiatives to involve media workers in the Education for All movement. An online workshop on writing, reporting and investigating the goals of Education for All is taking place from 14 February to 1 March. Forty-five journalists from 14 countries worldwide will join this initiative. It is organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). The training is building on the Education Makes News - An EFA Media Training Resource Kit, produced by UNESCO and ABU in 2004.


This kit consists of an interactive CD-ROM with a printed handbook. It will help journalists to acquire better understanding of international Education for All initiatives.

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