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Training Journalists to report on HIV/AIDS: Final Evaluation of a Global Program.
UNAIDS, September 2008.
Internews Network, a U.S.-based organization that for more than two decades has trained journalists around the world, launched 2002 a project in Africa to help media improve their coverage of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Called “Local Voices,” the project expanded to Ethiopia in 2005 and India in 2006. In 2004, Internews Europe started a similar project in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia, “Turnaround Time”. That project evolved to do trainings in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
Both projects had a similar, overarching goal: To increase the quality and quantity of HIV/AIDS coverage, improving the environment for prevention, treatment and care. This report evaluates Local Voices and Turnaround Time and aims to help strengthen the con- tinuing training programs, by giving findings and recommendations to train journalists in developing countries.


UNAIDS. Press Centre.


HIV/AIDS Educational Material for Consumers. Broschures, Booklets and Posters.
Department of Health, New York State.


Mass media and HIV in China.
Li L, Rotheram-Borus M, Lu Y, Lin C, Guan J
J Health Communic. 2009 Jul-Aug;14(5):424-38.

Building our Professional Capacity to Address HIV
An E-course on Support to Country Responses and UN Cares

HIV and AIDS Media Guide
, 2008 edition
National AIDS Authority, Cambodia (in English and in Khmer)
(2006 edition, pdf)

Making a Difference
(Film series on DVD)
HIV/STI Community Clinics Network (HCCN), British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, 2008
Contact: Robert McDowell at

Reporting Manual on HIV/AIDS
The Kaiser Family Foundation, 2008

HIV/AIDS Reporting Guide for India
(available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil)
The Kaiser Family Foundation, 2008

2008 UNAIDS Terminology Guidelines
UNAIDS (pdf)

HIV/AIDS Media Manual, India, 2007
(available in English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and Tamil)
The EU-India Media Initiative on HIV/AIDS

UNESCO Guidelines on Language and Content
in HIV- and AIDS-related Materials
UNESCO, 2006 (pdf)

HIV/AIDS Media Guide: IFJ Media Guide and Research
on the Media's reporting of HIV/AIDS
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 2006 (pdf)

Soap Operas for Social Change to Prevent HIV/AIDS
A Training Guide for Journalists and Media Personnel
Population Media Center and UNFPA, 2005

Media Tool for Gender Sensitive Reporting on HIV and AIDS
Center for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), Positive Women’s Network (PWN+), and UNIFEM, 2003 (pdf)

Guidelines for gender-sensitive media reporting
UNESCO, 2004