#KeepTruthAlive: New UNESCO campaign to commemorate International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

On 2 November, on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI), UNESCO launched its new global communication campaign #KeepTruthAlive, developed pro bono by the creative agency Doyle Dan Bernbach (DDB Paris), which shines a light on the dangers faced by local journalists around the world. Indeed, in the last decade, 93% of journalists that have been killed were local journalists, many of them covering local issues such as corruption, trafficking and politics. Through a series of photographs, courtesy of Charles Petit, the campaign…

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UNESCO Article: How Do Journalists Make Ethical Choices?

Given the nature of this site I felt this was an interesting article posted by UNESCO below, if you are interested check out the UNESCO site there’s lots of interesting stuff there, article (c) UNESCO: How do journalists deal with unverified sources with information on a possible big story? Can journalists receive non-cash gifts or paid trips to cover an event? What are the new ethical challenges in the digital age especially with the spread of disinformation on social media? These are some of the ethical questions faced by journalist…

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Empowering women teachers in Africa Code Week 2019

“If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.”  This famous African proverb indicates the necessity of educating women to empower society in a whole. Highlighting the essential role that women teachers play in education, Africa Code Week 2019 was officially launched on 4 October 2019 in Rabat, Morocco, following a workshop for the empowerment of women ICT teachers. Twenty-eight female ICT teachers from fifteen African countries attended the workshop addressing the importance of women’s role in shaping the digital…

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EU and UNESCO collaborate to strengthen youth media and information literacy skills

Students at Sukainah Bint Al Hussein Secondary School in Zarka are passionate about media and information literacy. Twice a week, fifteen girls enthusiastically take part in the Media Information Literacy Club, led by teachers Ms. Samar Souleman and Ms. Souad Ahmed. The European Union funded and UNESCO implemented “Youth Empowerment” project represents a timely response to promoting the safe and ethical use of media and the internet. The project works to advance Media Information Literacy (MIL) as a holistic response to fostering the informed use, consumption and production of media…

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UNESCO and the United Kingdom scale up efforts to promote media freedom

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay and the United Kingdom’s Minister for the Commonwealth, the UN and South Asia, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to scale up engagement promoting safety of journalists and freedom of the press. This agreement will reinforce UNESCO’s ongoing cooperation with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the framework of the recently-launched Global Campaign for Media Freedom. “Today, the promotion of press freedom is a flagship of UNESCO’s action, and I am happy the UK is renewing its…

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