Freedome of Expression Toolkit (Urdu)

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Access to Information

and Knowledge Platforms for Persons with Disabilities
A handbook for Decision Makers.

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Handbook for Journalists

The Handbook for Journalist's urdu version is specially translated for the journalists working in conflict areas of Pakistan, to equip them with information and guidance enabling them to be prepared to report on dangerous assignments and conflict zones. The version also includes information on Right to Information and Freedom of Speech and Press in the light of constitution of Pakistan in its first chapter.

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CBA Editorials Guidelines

Prepared by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), the Guidelines presented in this publication are an attempt to help broadcasters find their way through the maze and help them identify and adopt good practice that ensures free and fair coverage.

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Community Radio Handbook

This Handbook aims at showing that ordinary people, even non-technical rural folk, can plan, set up, manage and produce radio programmes by themselves with a minimum of dependence on outside help.

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Freedom of Information: A Comparative legal survey

The importance of the right to information or the right to know is an increasingly constant refrain in the mouths of development practitioners, civil society, academics, the media and governments. What is this right, is it really a right and how have goverments sought to give effect to it? These are some of the questions this book seeks to address.

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Primer for community radio operators

The aim of UNESCO's community radio programme is to address crucial social issues at community level.

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Guide to Community Multimedia Centers

There are growing numbers of grass-root communication and information service providers in the developing countries today. This book is intended to be of use to all those wanting to become involved or already involved in such initiatives.

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General guideline to safeguard documentary heritage

The edition incorporates the accumulated experience of the last six years, including debate on the selection criteria and nomination process for the Memory of the World Register.

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Memories and Marvels

The publication is a guide for young people and youth to use mind maps for designing web sites and CD-ROMs about heritage and culture.

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The press freedom dimension, challenges and opportunities of new media

This publication is a record of an international conference, organized by UNESCO in February 2007. The Conference aimed at exploring the emerging and rapidly evolving environment of press freedom created by the new electronic media.

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Model curricula for Journalism Education

The proposed Journalism Curricula is a generic model that can be adapted according to each country's specific needs. It takes full cognizance of the social, economic, political and cultural contexts of developing countries and emerging democracies, highlighting the connection between democracy and journalism and arguing for a more cross-disciplinary approach within journalism training centres.

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Principles of awareness raising

This handbook has been written to provide guidelines for developing process of awareness-raising. Theories, principles and techniques are offered in this manual based on the experiences of those who have developed practices that were successful and that met certain expectations. Rather than presenting generalizations, the handbook focuses on one event, the United Nations Literacy Decade 2003-2012.

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Public service broadcasting

This public on Public Service Broadcasting best practices is the result of a series of discussions, conferences, and seminars that have been held over the past few years on the role and future of public service broadcasting.

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The Net for Journalists

This training handbook is a resource (with a printed manual and a CD) designed for both print and broadcast journalists and journalism students in developing countries around the globe. The accompanying CD contains some software, other extra resources and lesson plans for trainers.

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Towards knowledge societies

The UNESCO World Report on knowledge societies for all has been released at a crucial moment. After the achievements of the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, there is fresh international interest in the growth and development paradigm that bears within it the idea of "knowledge societies". We are witnessing the emergence of a need for clarification of its aims as a project of society. This is the challenge that the UNESCO World Report intends to address on the eve of decisive international meetings.

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Understanding information literacy

An easy-to-read, non-technical overview explaining what "information literacy" means, designed for busy public policy-makers, business executives, civil society administrators and practicing professionals.

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  • IPDC Projects
  • Skill Development Program:
    Through IPDC funding UNESCO is supporting Rural Media Network to train district level journalists in ethical and professional news writing. Read More

  • Radio Journalists Training:
    Pakistan Press Foundation is training FM radio journalists through IPDC funding this year to produce news and current affairs programming.

  • Strengthening Press Clubs in FATA:
    UNESCO supported funding to Intermedia, helped strengthing press clubs in seven agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.