03.05.2012 - UNESCO Office in Tashkent

UNESCO supports freedom of expression in Uzbekistan

Всемирный день свободы печати 2012

UNESCO Office in Tashkent supports "Oltin Kalam" ("Golden Pen") annual international competition for the National Prize in the field of journalism. It is 7th competition, which started as the national and became international 2 years ago, and organized by Creative Union of Journalists, Agency on Communication and Information of Uzbekistan, National Association of Electronic Media and International In-service Training Centre for Journalists.

<B>UNESCO Office in Tashkent supports "Oltin Kalam" ("Golden Pen") annual international competition for the National Prize in the field of journalism. It is 7th competition, which started as the national and became international 2 years ago, and organized by Creative Union of Journalists, Agency on Communication and Information of Uzbekistan, National Association of Electronic Media and International In-service Training Centre for Journalists.</b>
 
Competition is devoted to the World Press Freedom Day and aims to promote FOE and strengthening civil position of media in society. National and international journalists,  teams and media practitioners, independent journalists, media representatives, as well as press services of public and private institutions in Uzbekistan and abroad are eligible to submit their works published from March 2011 till the end March 2012 to compete for Golden Pen in the following nominations: TV, radio, print media and online journalism. More than 450 journalists are competing for Golden Pen this year and UNESCO Office in Tashkent will support the best journalistic material on “access to information and governance” with incentive prize.

Traditionally, the message of Irina Bokova, DG of UNESCO on occasion of WPFD will be delivered to wide public, high officials, journalists and civil society representatives media during the final stage of Golden Pen scheduled for May 3, 2012. 

Also, UNESCO supports different events (training, round table, discussions) within “Media days” dedicated to WPFD organized by National Associations of Electronic Media nongovernmental body uniting private TV and radio stations from regions of Uzbekistan. 




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