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CBA Editorial Guidelines 4th Edition

UNESCO supported the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s initiative to publish an updated version of the Editorial Guidelines, which are designed to help broadcasters identify and adopt good practices that ensure sound coverage by the media that operate freely and fairly.

Civic education for media professionals: a training manual

This manual serves as a resource for journalism students and media professionals in developing countries, providing them with essential knowledge for the analysis of the relationship between media functions and active citizenship, and the underlying nexus of democracy, development and the media based on the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights that lie at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate. 

Conflict-sensitive reporting: state of the art; a course for journalists and journalism educators 

Written by Ross Howard, who teaches journalism at Langara College in Canada and is the President of the non-profit Media and Democracy Group, the Curriculum provides guidance to a better understanding of conflict and conflict resolution and the news media’s role.

Getting the balance right: gender equality in journalism

This handbook is a timely, illustrated and easy-to-read guide and resource material for journalists. It evolved primarily out of a desire to equip all journalists with more information and understanding of gender issues in their work. It is addressed to media organisations, professional associations and journalists’ unions seeking to contribute to the goal of gender equality.

Innovative practices of youth participation in media: a research study on twelve initiatives from around the developing and underdeveloped regions of the world

The study offers an interesting range of examples from Ghana, Haiti, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Vietnam, and Zambia that best exemplify innovative approaches and strategies adopted by youth in using the media for social and personal development. It will be useful as a research and reference guide to community-based media centres, media education practitioners, non governmental organizations, policy-makers, planners, media professionals, social activists, researchers, etc.

Media Development Indicators: a framework for assessing media development

This paper defines indicators of media development in line with the priority areas of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC): promotion of freedom of expression and media pluralism; development of community media; and human resource development (capacity building of media professionals and institutional capacity building).

Young Digital Creators (YDC) Educator’s kit
Finland: UNESCO Finland 2006, 95 pp. - CLT/ACE/ACD-06/20 download

A publication under the interdisciplinary Young Digital Creators (YDC) Programme of UNESCO, the kit furthers young people’s creativity by drawing on the cognitive and the emotional dimensions of their personality to produce sound and visual creations around current issues. The kit is being translated into some national languages including Thai.

Innovative practices of youth participation in media: a research study on twelve initiatives from around the developing and underdeveloped regions of the world

UNESCO study on “Innovative Practices of Youth Participation in Media” carried out by Sanjay Asthana, analyzes how young people interact with a range of media materials including radio, television, video, newspaper and magazine, the Internet and personal digital assistants. It also examines how innovative participation of youth in media produces innovative contents.

How to get started and keep going: a guide to Community Multimedia Centres
Paris: UNESCO Paris, 2004, 144 pp.

This book is intended to be of use to all those wanting to become involved or already involved in community multimedia centre initiatives – staff and managers, community groups, NGOs working for community empowerment, communication planners supporting development activities, trainers and project partners. It will obviously be of particular interest to those operating or considering starting a CMC as it covers the full range of topics linked to community broadcasting and to telecentre operations.

How to do community radio: a primer for community radio operators
New Delhi: UNESCO New Delhi - IPDC E-Publication , 2004, 418 KB

A primer by Louie Tabing, a pioneer of community radio in the Philippines, explains the concept and describes the characteristics of community radio.  The book provides a step-by-step guide on – as its title suggests – how to do community radio.  

Memory of the World: General Guidelines to Safeguard Documentary Heritage
Paris: UNESCO Paris, 2002 (revised edition), 71 pp
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