UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
The IPDC is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme not only provides support for media projects but also seeks an accord to secure a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media in developing countries.
Over the last 30 years, following the decisions and guidelines of the Intergovernmental Council and its Bureau, IPDC focused its projects on the most urgent priorities in communication development.
Under the IPDC programme, the Press Council of Cambodia (PCC) has recently conducting four five-day provincial media trainings, focusing on specific skills required by media professionals working in rural/remote areas. This project aims to teach provincial journalists and young reporters the necessary skills to report on social and environmental issues facing the livelihood of people in the rural and remote provinces of Cambodia. The journalists who participate in the project will have the skills to improve coverage of provincial issues on good governance, social and environmental issues.
The provincial journalists and young reporters of Cambodia are in need of basic and essential skills to report on social and environmental issues facing the livelihood of people in the provinces. Building the capacity of these journalists will help Cambodia in its continuing efforts towards democratization and foster a greater public awareness about the various issues facing the country.