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Tunisian youth tell broadcasters what they want to see on screen

News - il y a 10 heures 26 min

The two-day meeting was full of lively discussions, which began with opening words by Bruno Montariol, Representative of the EU Delegation to Tunisia; Rached Younes, President-Director General of Tunisian Television;  Jocelyn Grange, Deputy Team Leader of MedMedia; and Salma Negra, country coordinator for NET-MED Youth. Among the highlights was a creative forum where young participants pitched their ideas to a panel of international and regional media experts, including Abdelmajid Mraihi, Director of Al Wataniya 1.

“I hope that this meeting will bear fruit and that we will achieve the desired changes… Youth and media is a subject that causes controversy, and this initiative will have a positive impact”, optimistically stated Yasmine Labidi, from Tunisian CSO Jeunes Indépendants Démocrates (JID). “I think our message regarding the challenges to be faced was conveyed… I think it made ​​a good impression among representatives of national television”, she concluded when reflecting on the discussions held about the current situation of the media and the representation of young people in the content disseminated.

This was the third national meeting held in the framework of the "Youth on Screen" initiative, launched through a sub-regional conference in Amman in 2015 and followed by national meetings focused on JordanPalestine and now Tunisia. 

"Youth on Screen" is a collaborative effort framed under two projects funded by the European Union, NET-MED Youth and MedMedia, which are being implemented, respectively, by UNESCO and by a consortium led by BBC Media Action. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency also contributed to the initiative's launch.

The Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth) project is implemented by UNESCO and funded by the European Union. It aims at mainstreaming youth issues and priorities across national decision-making and policy implementation in eastern and western Mediterranean countries by building the capacities of youth and youth organizations and promoting their active engagement in the development and implementation of national policies and strategies on youth, ensuring that youth issues are adequately covered by national and regional media and by identifying workable models for improving youth access to employment and youth inclusion in different sectors. To learn more about Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth), follow us on: www.facebook.com/netmedyouth.

La Directora General de la UNESCO condena el asesinato de la periodista mexicana Anabel Flores Salazar

Noticias - il y a 10 heures 29 min

“Condeno el asesinato de Anabel Flores Salazar”, dijo la Directora General. “Este crimen ha privado a la población de una voz que alimentaba el debate público e informado y contribuía a la libre circulación de la información. En nombre de la justicia y para promover condiciones de trabajo más seguras para los periodistas, pido a las autoridades que investiguen este crimen y procesen a sus culpables”, añadió.

Anabel Flores Salazar era reportera del diario local El Sol de Orizaba y colaboraba en otros dos medios locales, El Buen Tono y El Mundo de Orizaba. Fue secuestrada el 8 de febrero de su domicilio, en la ciudad de Orizaba, estado de Veracruz. Su cadáver fue hallado en el vecino estado de Puebla el 9 de febrero.

Las condenas de la Directora General por los asesinatos de profesionales de los medios responden a la resolución 29 adoptada en 1997 por la Conferencia General de la UNESCO y titulada “Condena de la violencia contra los periodistas”. Figuran en la página web que la UNESCO dedica a los periodistas asesinados.

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Contacto de prensa: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12

La UNESCO es el organismo de las Naciones Unidas que tiene el mandato de defender la libertad de expresión y la libertad de prensa. El Artículo I de su Constitución declara que la Organización se propone “asegurar el respeto universal a la justicia, a la ley, a los derechos humanos y a las libertades fundamentales que sin distinción de raza, sexo, idioma o religión, la Carta de Naciones Unidas reconoce a todos los pueblos del mundo”. Para lograrlo, la Organización debe fomentar “el conocimiento y la comprensión mutuos de las naciones prestando su concurso a los órganos de información para las masas” y recomendar “los acuerdos internacionales que estime convenientes para facilitar la libre circulación de las ideas por medio de la palabra y de la imagen”.

 

Director-General condemns murder of journalist Anabel Flores Salazar in Mexico

News - il y a 11 heures 59 min

“I condemn the murder of Anabel Flores Salazar,” said the Director-General. “This crime has deprived people of a voice that nourished informed public debate and contributed to the free flow of information. In the name of justice and in order to promote safer working conditions for journalists, I call on the authorities to investigate this crime and bring its perpetrators to trial.”

Flores Salazar was a reporter for the local newspaper El Sol de Orizaba and a contributor to two other local news outlets, El Buen Tono and El Mundo de Orizaba. She was abducted from her home in the city of Orizaba, in the state of Veracruz, on 8 February, and her body was found in the neighboring state of Puebla on 9 February.

The Director-General of UNESCO issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States at the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.” These statements are posted on a dedicated webpage, UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.

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Media contact: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12

UNESCO is the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom. Article 1 of its Constitution requires the Organization to “further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.” To realize this the Organization is requested to “collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image…”

 

La Directrice générale dénonce le meurtre du journaliste Reinel Martínez Cerqueda au Mexique

Actualités - mer, 10/02/2016 - 12:27

«Je condamne le meurtre de Reinel Martínez Cerqueda» a déclaré la Directrice générale. « Les journalistes doivent pouvoir exercer leur profession librement, sans craindre pour leur vie. Il est de ce fait essentiel que les auteurs de ce crime soient traduits en justice ».

Reinel Martínez Cerqueda travaillait pour la station de radio communautaire El Manantial. Il a été abattu dans la municipalité de Santiago Laollaga, située dans la province d’Oaxaca.

 La Directrice générale publie des communiqués sur le meurtre des professionnels des médias conformément à la résolution 29 adoptée par les Etats membres de l’UNESCO au cours de la Conférence générale de 1997 intitulée « Condamnation de la violence contre les journalistes ». Une liste complète des journalistes assassinés ayant fait l’objet d’une condamnation par l’UNESCO est disponible en ligne.

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Media contact: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12

La Directora General denuncia el asesinato del periodista radial Reinel Martínez Cerqueda en México

Noticias - mer, 10/02/2016 - 11:22

“Condeno el asesinato de Reinel Martínez Cerqueda”, dijo la Directora General. “Es preciso que los periodistas puedan ejercer sus deberes profesionales libremente sin temer por sus vidas. Por este motivo, es esencial que quienes han perpetrado este crimen sean juzgados”.

Reinel Martínez Cerqueda trabajaba para la estación de radio comunitaria El Manantial. Fue muerto a balazos en el municipio de Santiago Laollaga, estado de Oaxaca.

Las condenas de la Directora General por los asesinatos de profesionales de los medios responden a la resolución 29 adoptada en 1997 por la Conferencia General de la UNESCO y titulada “Condena de la violencia contra los periodistas”. Figuran en la página web que la UNESCO dedica a los periodistas asesinados.

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Contacto de prensa: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12

La UNESCO es el organismo de las Naciones Unidas que tiene el mandato de defender la libertad de expresión y la libertad de prensa. El Artículo I de su Constitución declara que la Organización se propone “asegurar el respeto universal a la justicia, a la ley, a los derechos humanos y a las libertades fundamentales que sin distinción de raza, sexo, idioma o religión, la Carta de Naciones Unidas reconoce a todos los pueblos del mundo”. Para lograrlo, la Organización debe fomentar “el conocimiento y la comprensión mutuos de las naciones prestando su concurso a los órganos de información para las masas” y recomendar “los acuerdos internacionales que estime convenientes para facilitar la libre circulación de las ideas por medio de la palabra y de la imagen”.

 

 

Director-General deplores death of journalist Haji Mohammad Zubair Khaksar in Afghanistan

News - mer, 10/02/2016 - 11:13

“I condemn the killing of Haji Mohammad Zubair Khaksar,” the Director-General said. “This crime is an intolerable attack on the fundamental human right of freedom of expression and on freedom of information.”

A senior broadcaster for the public Nangarhar Radio and Television network, Khaksar was killed on 29 January as he was returning to his home in the district of Surkhrod, after the broadcast of threats against media personnel in the province by an unregistered local radio station.

The Director-General of UNESCO issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States at the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.” These statements are posted on a dedicated webpage, UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.

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Media contact: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12

UNESCO is the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom. Article 1 of its Constitution requires the Organization to “further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.” To realize this the Organization is requested to “collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image…”

Director-General denounces assassination of radio journalist Reinel Martínez Cerqueda in Mexico

News - mer, 10/02/2016 - 10:54

“I condemn the assassination of Reinel Martínez Cerqueda,” the Director-General said. "Journalists must be allowed to exercise their professional duties freely without fearing for their lives. For this reason, it is essential that the perpetrators of this attack be brought to trial.”

Reinel Martínez Cerqueda worked for the community radio station El Manantial. He was fatally shot in the municipality of Santiago Laollaga, in the province of Oaxaca.

The Director-General of UNESCO issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States at the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.” These statements are posted on a dedicated webpage, UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.

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Media contact: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12

UNESCO is the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom. Article 1 of its Constitution requires the Organization to “further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.” To realize this the Organization is requested to “collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image…”

 

Media executives, press organizations and States brainstorm concrete measures to better journalists’ safety at UNESCO meeting

News - mar, 09/02/2016 - 18:05

The concrete actions that news organizations can take include: adopting safety protocols for newsrooms, taking advantage of safety training provided by NGOs, conducting risk analysis, and supporting freelancers. Other ideas raised were the use of mobile apps for journalists to report attacks, and coverage to raise awareness and show solidarity. 

The Paris conference News Organizations Standing up for the Safety of Media Professionals, which also involved dialogue with UNESCO Member States representatives, was marked by the active participation of media industry leaders, unions and social media. It helped strengthen the media as a key actor in providing safety for journalists and tackling impunity.

Participants at the Paris meeting also highlighted the importance of strengthening solidarity between media, from local and community radio to mainstream media. “One of the most important points of the conference is that we saw that the whole world was supporting us,” said Jesus Dureza, Publisher of the Mindanao Times and President of the Association of the media owners of Philippines (PPI). “We saw that we are not alone. And you can’t underestimate the importance of this feeling.”

A smaller follow-up meeting on 6 February gathered 25 participants from the conference who explored additional steps such as setting up national mechanisms to monitor and report on safety and impunity. It also gave further attention to the status of freelancers in dangerous areas and tools  to that can help improve their safety and protection, such as the Global Safety Principles and Practices for Freelancers developed by the ACOS (A Culture of Safety) alliance.

During the 5 February conference, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, stressed in her remarks the importance of “building broad base co-operation, to enhance safety of journalists and end impunity” in the framework of the UN Plan of Action of Safety of Journalists. The Director General also announced that she “agreed on the importance of the proposal for a special representative on journalist safety, within the Office of the United Nations Secretary General”.

Amongst the participants were senior representatives of The Associated Press; the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Thomson Reuters, France Media Monde, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, European Broadcast Union, Prisa, AMARC and the Inter-American Press Association.

Sessions were moderated by Chanel 4’s Siobhan Sinnerton, BBC’s Zeinab Badawi, and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour who is also UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety. 

Jim Boumelha of the International Federation of Journalists called for greater action by governments and the UN to protect journalists, while Erik Bjerager, of the World Editors Forum, said the media itself could do much more. 

Monica Maggioni, President of RAI highlighted that the nature of conflict is changing and it is becoming more dangerous for media companies to decide to send their reporters to report from the battlefield, since some extremists “consider journalists to be an instrument in war”. Doug Jehl, foreign editor at The Washington Post reiterated that journalists are being persecuted, not only because of what they write but what they represent.

Cilla Benkö, Director General of Swedish Radio and Mustafa Souag, head of Al Jazeera, reiterated that democracy needs journalists to be alive, but that in recent years they observe that the number of attacks is growing. Veran Matic from Serbia’s B94 pointed out that the morale of the professional community suffers if the murder of fellow colleagues is not solved.

Pavel Andreev, Deputy editor-in-chief of Russia’s Sputnik news agency, said: “The problem starts with the newsroom. Unless we start reporting on these issues ourselves nobody will pick it up for us. There is an issue of selective reporting – we cannot allow ourselves to report one death but not others. We have to cover all killings and wrongdoings against journalists no matter where, leave aside double standards. We have to stop talking about journalists deceased in the line of duty as martyrs but as heroes.”

Deputy Director General of UNESCO, Getachew Engida said in his closing remarks: “Governments must do more. The UN must do more. Civil society must do more. And the media industry must do more.”  

UNESCO’s Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Guy Berger spoke of the symbiotic relationship between press freedom and safety of journalists.

On the occasion of the conference, Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO also officially launched the latest edition of the Safety Guide for Journalists: A handbook for reporters in high-risk environments. The 130-page guide,  accessible online in Arabic, English, French and Spanish, offers essential information and practical advice for journalists to assist them before, during and after assignments in dangerous areas.

The conference was organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication, and supported by six media groupings, a foundation and six Member States. 

 

 

La Directrice générale de l’UNESCO condamne la mort du professionnel des médias Hashem Al Hamran tué au Yémen

Actualités - mar, 09/02/2016 - 17:01

«Je condamne la mort de Hashem Al Hamran », a déclaré la Directrice générale. « Sa mort met en lumière la nécessité d’améliorer la sécurité des professionnels des médias en toutes circonstances. La libre circulation de l’information est importante pour toute société. Elle devient vitale pour les civils confrontés à l’épreuve d’un conflit».  

Blessé par une bombe alors qu’il filmait dans la ville de Dahyan, dans la province de Saada, Hashem Al Hamran est mort des suites de ses blessures le 22 janvier. Il travaillait pour la chaîne de télévision houthie Al Masirah.

La Directrice générale publie des communiqués sur le meurtre des professionnels des médias conformément à la résolution 29 adoptée par les Etats membres de l’UNESCO au cours de la Conférence générale de 1997 intitulée « Condamnation de la violence contre les journalistes ». Une liste complète des journalistes assassinés ayant fait l’objet d’une condamnation par l’UNESCO est disponible en ligne.

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Contact médias : Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0) 1 45 68 42 12 

L’UNESCO est l’agence des Nations Unies dont la mission consiste à défendre la liberté d’expression et la liberté de la presse. En vertu de l’Article premier de son Acte constitutif, l’Organisation est tenue « d’assurer le respect universel de la justice, de la loi, des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales pour tous, sans distinction de race, de sexe, de langue, ou de religion, que la Charte des Nations Unies reconnaît à tous les peuples ». À cette fin, elle « favorise la connaissance et la compréhension mutuelle des nations en prêtant son concours aux organes d’information des masses ; elle recommande, à cet effet, tels accords internationaux qu’elle juge utiles pour faciliter la libre circulation des idées, par le mot et par l’image ».

Director-General condemns killing of media worker Hashem Al Hamran in Yemen

News - mar, 09/02/2016 - 11:21

“I condemn the killing of Hashem Al Hamran,” the Director-General said. “His death highlights the imperative need to improve the security of media professionals in all circumstances. The free flow of information is important for any society. It becomes truly vital for civilians living with the hardship of conflict.”

Injured by a bomb while filming in the city of Dahyan, in Saada province, Hashem Al Hamran died from his injuries on 22 January. He had been working for Houthi-owned Al Masirah television broadcaster.

The Director-General of UNESCO issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States at the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.” These statements are posted on a dedicated webpage, UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.

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Media contact: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12

UNESCO is the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom. Article 1 of its Constitution requires the Organization to “further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.” To realize this the Organization is requested to “collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image…”

Call for Papers – Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism

News - ven, 05/02/2016 - 16:49

The MILID Yearbook is a peer reviewed academic publication and a joint initiative of the UNESCO-UNAOC University Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue.

The cooperation programme was launched in 2011 within the framework of the UNESCO University Twinning Programme (UNITWIN). The MILID University Network now consists of 17 universities from all regions of the world. The MILID Yearbook 2013, 2014 and 2015 have been published in cooperation with the Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (NORDICOM).

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2016.

To read more and to submit a proposal please click here.

Reporteros Sin Fronteras y UNESCO publican nueva edición del Manual de Seguridad para Periodistas en Zonas de Riesgo

Noticias - ven, 05/02/2016 - 12:06

La guía consta de 130 páginas que ofrecen información esencial y consejos prácticos para los periodistas en misiones de alto riesgo. Esta publicación se presenta durante un contexto de constantes amenazas contra los profesionales de los medios, en donde más de 700 periodistas han sido asesinados en la última décad. En 2015, más de 105 periodistas fueron asesinados , mientras que muchos mas fueron amenazados, encarcelados o secuestrados simplemente por hacer su trabajo e informar al público.

"La guía es una importante colección de conocimientos y experiencias adquiridas a lo largo de los años por periodistas, organizaciones de medios y grupos en apoyo por la libertad de expresión", de acuerdo con  Guy Berger, Director de la División de la Libertad de Expresión y el Desarrollo de los Medios en la UNESCO .

La primera edición de la Guía de Seguridad para Periodistas se produjo en 1992. Desde entonces ha sido actualizada y traducida a varios idiomas y distribuida ampliamente. La nueva versión, disponible en árabe, inglés, francés y español, aborda nuevas amenazas y desafíos a una profesión cada vez más riesgosa. La Guía contiene nuevos capítulos que ponen en relieve la seguridad digital, un tema preocupante para los periodistas, y aborda las precauciones de seguridad para aquellos que cubren desastres naturales o epidemias. También es expuesto el problema de la violencia sexual, dirigido especialmente a mujeres periodistas.

Los periodistas y las organizaciones de medios son actores esenciales para el ejercicio de la libertad de expresión, por lo que son presa de aquellos que quieren imponer un control estricto sobre el debate público y el derecho a la información. Con la nueva edición de la Guía , Reporteros sin Fronteras y la UNESCO continúan su trabajo siguiendo el Plan de Acción de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Seguridad de los Periodistas y la Cuestión de la Impunidad, cuyo objetivo es crear un entorno libre y seguro para los periodistas y medios de comunicación. El Plan fue adoptado en abril del 2012 y confirmado por la Asamblea General de la ONU en noviembre de 2013.

Reporters sans frontières et l’UNESCO publient une nouvelle édition du guide pratique de sécurité des journalistes en zones à risques

Actualités - ven, 05/02/2016 - 11:58

Le manuel de près de 150 pages fournit aux journalistes des informations essentielles et des conseils pratiques à suivre avant, pendant et après une mission en zone dangereuse. Il est publié dans un contexte de menace croissante pour les professionnels des médias. Au cours de la dernière décennie, plus de 700 journalistes ont trouvé la mort dans l’exercice de leur métier. En 2015, plus de 105 journalistes ont été tués, tandis qu’un nombre encore plus important a subi des menaces, a été emprisonné ou enlevé simplement parce qu’ils remplissaient leur devoir d’information.

« Le guide représente une importante somme de connaissances et d’expériences réunie au cours des années par les journalistes, les médias et les organisations de défense de la liberté d’expression », comme l’explique Guy Berger, Directeur de la Division pour la liberté d’expression et le développement des médias de l’UNESCO.

Le Guide pratique de sécurité des journalistes rassemble un large éventail d’informations fondamentales pour garantir la sécurité des journalistes. Il insiste sur l’importance de bien préparer en amont les missions dangereuses et fournit des outils indispensables pour les journalistes. Le manuel est destiné à tous les acteurs de l’information qui travaillent dans des environnements hostiles, comme les zones de conflit, les manifestations violentes, les émeutes et les attentats terroristes.

La première édition du Guide pratique de sécurité des journalistes a été publiée en 1992. Depuis cette date, il a été mis à jour, traduit en plusieurs langues et largement diffusé. La nouvelle édition, disponible en arabe, anglais, français et espagnol, tient compte des nouvelles menaces et défis auxquels est confrontée une profession de plus en plus dangereuse. De nouveaux chapitres abordent la question de la cybersécurité, qui devient une préoccupation croissante pour la profession, les consignes de protection à l’attention des journalistes couvrant des catastrophes naturelles ou des épidémies, ainsi que le problème des violences sexuelles, en particulier pour les femmes.

Les journalistes et les organes de presse sont des acteurs essentiels dans l’exercice de la liberté d’expression. C’est pour cette raison qu’ils sont pris pour cible par ceux qui veulent imposer une chape de plomb sur le débat public et le droit à l’information des citoyens. Avec cette nouvelle édition du guide, Reporters sans frontières et l’UNESCO poursuivent leur mission dans le cadre du Plan d'action des Nations Unies pour la sécurité des journalistes et la question de l'impunité. Destiné à créer un environnement libre et sûr pour les journalistes et tous les autres acteurs des médias, le Plan d’action a été adopté en avril 2012 et ratifié par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies en novembre 2013.

Le Guide pratique de sécurité des journalistes. Manuel pour reporters en zones à risques est disponible en ligne en arabe, anglais, français et espagnol.

La nouvelle édition du Guide pratique de sécurité des journalistes est publiée avec le soutien de la Suède.

Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO launch new edition of safety guide for journalists in high-risk environments

News - ven, 05/02/2016 - 11:11

The 130-page guide offers essential information and practical advice for journalists to assist them before, during and after an assignment in dangerous areas. This publication comes in a context of developing threats against media professionals, with more than 700 journalists killed in the past decade for reporting the news. In 2015, more than 105 journalists were killed, while many more were threatened, imprisoned or kidnapped for simply doing their work of bringing news and informing to the public.

“The Guide is an important body of knowledge and experience acquired over the years by journalists, news organizations and groups that campaign for freedom of expression,” according to Guy Berger, Director of the Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development at UNESCO.

The Safety Guide for Journalists contains a wide range of essential information to enhance the safety of journalists. It stresses the importance of well-prepared planning before taking assignments in dangerous missions and gives essential tools for journalists. The guide is useful for all those who work in news and information and who report from hostile environments, such as conflict zones, violent demonstrations, riots and terrorist attacks.

The first edition of the Safety Guide for Journalists was produced in 1992. Since then, it has been updated and translated into several languages and widely distributed. The new version, available in Arabic, English French and Spanish and, addresses new threats and challenges to an increasingly dangerous profession. The newly added chapters highlight the issue of digital safety, a growing worry for journalists, and elaborate on safety precautions for those covering natural disasters or epidemics. They also address the problem of sexual violence, aimed particularly at female journalists.

Journalists and news organizations are essential actors for the exercise of freedom of expression, making them targets for those who want to impose tight control on public debate and citizens’ right to information. With the new edition of the Guide, Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO continue their work within the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity. Aimed at creating a free and safe environment for journalist and media workers, the UN Plan of Action was adopted the in April 2012 and confirmed by the UN General Assembly in November 2013.

The Safety Guide for Journalists - A handbook for reporters can be accessed online in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

The publication of the new edition of the Safety Guide for Journalists was supported by Sweden.

ICT integration in education in Kenya: Roll-out of the Digital Literacy Programme

News - jeu, 04/02/2016 - 11:06

The 59 participants to the course represent the 47 counties of Kenya. Mr Wekesa Abraham from Turkana County, one of the participants, said, “It was the best, though challenging. I thought I was a guru in ICT but I have learnt a lot and would wish to never miss any other ICT training.” The participants were taken through the KICT-CFT Course that aims at:

  • developing Kenyan teachers’ skills in knowledge deepening and more specifically in applying principles of ICT in education and other key concepts and processes;
  • designing a unit plan with ICT and develop relevant classroom activities;
  • designing online materials using an authoring environment or tools;
  • managing the use of supplemental ICT resources with individuals and small groups of learners; and
  • using ICT to search for, manage, analyse, integrate and evaluate information for professional learning.  The course is based on the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers.

The course is a vital preparation for teachers to take full advantage of the Digital Literacy Programme, rolled out be the government of Kenya. The programme emphasizes Kenya’s long-term vision of creating a knowledge-based economy. Teacher training is critical component of integrating ICT in education and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is mandated to develop a skilled and innovative man power in Kenya and works towards the integration of ICT at all levels of learning. Teachers also need to embrace change with the new paradigm shift in teaching and learning brought about by the demands of ICT tools. The course is the result of collaboration among UNESCO, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST), Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMESTEA), Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), and Airtel Kenya.

The participants enjoyed the face-to-face training and are looking forward to the three-month online course. Airtel joined the training initiative to provide the participating teachers and online facilitators with data bundles and modems to access and participate actively in the course. Mr Abdiwahab Mohammed from Garissa County stated, “It was captivating, exciting and educative. I wish the same could be enrolled to other teachers in school so that ICT integration becomes a success in our schools.” According to Ms Susan Kanyiri from Kiambu County, “this experience has been very rich and she has learnt a lot and polished her ICT skills. “We have been able to interact with like-minded people from various counties, and we are grateful for the opportunity and hope to excel at all levels,” she added.

The initiative builds on a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (USA) and is a direct follow up to 2012 World Congress on Open Educational Resources which released the Paris Declaration on OERs calling on governments to openly license all educational materials produced with public funds. UNESCO has been working with the Governments of Kenya, Oman, Bahrain and Indonesia to implement dynamic and relevant policies to guide and recognize teachers and learners to find, adapt, use, develop and share open educational resources.

La Directrice générale dénonce le meurtre du journaliste Marcos Hernández Bautista à Mexico

Actualités - ven, 29/01/2016 - 16:44

« Je condamne le meurtre de Marcos Hernández Bautista », a déclaré la Directrice générale. « J’appelle les autorités à enquêter sur ce crime et traduire ses auteurs en justice. C’est crucial pour garantir un environnement de travail libre et sûr pour la presse dont le rôle est essentiel pour la liberté d’expression ».

            Le journaliste mexicain Marcos Hernández Bautista était correspondant pour le quotidien Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca et travaillait comme pigiste pour plusieurs stations de radio. Il a été abattu à San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, dans l’Etat de Oaxaca.

            La Directrice générale publie des communiqués sur le meurtre des professionnels des médias conformément à la résolution 29 adoptée par les Etats membres de l’UNESCO au cours de la Conférence générale de 1997 intitulée « Condamnation de la violence contre les journalistes ». Une liste complète des journalistes assassinés ayant fait l’objet d’une condamnation par l’UNESCO est disponible en ligne.

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Contact médias : Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0) 1 45 68 42 12

 

L’UNESCO est l’agence des Nations Unies dont la mission consiste à défendre la liberté d’expression et la liberté de la presse. En vertu de l’Article premier de son Acte constitutif, l’Organisation est tenue « d’assurer le respect universel de la justice, de la loi, des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales pour tous, sans distinction de race, de sexe, de langue, ou de religion, que la Charte des Nations Unies reconnaît à tous les peuples ». À cette fin, elle « favorise la connaissance et la compréhension mutuelle des nations en prêtant son concours aux organes d’information des masses ; elle recommande, à cet effet, tels accords internationaux qu’elle juge utiles pour faciliter la libre circulation des idées, par le mot et par l’image ».

 

 

 

Building excellence in Rwanda’s journalism education

News - ven, 29/01/2016 - 15:11

They swapped experiences in lively exchanges at a seminar held in Kigali on 28 January, sponsored by the Fojo Media Institute and Sweden, and attended by UNESCO’s Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Guy Berger.

SJC and Fojo have a four-year programme to upgrade staff, revise the curriculum, improve relations with the Rwandan media, and strengthen the School’s involvement in networks.

One expected outcome is: “Trainers will help students understand media’s social, economic and political role in a democracy and make sure they are able to conduct professional journalism in an evolving media landscape.”

SJO’s acting Dean Joseph Njuguna and senior lecturer Dr Margaret Juuko, as well as Fojo’s Anki Wood, presented the School’s planned changes. The plans are based partly on a response to a unique needs analysis of stakeholders conducted by Transparency International Rwanda, and presented by the organization’s Caesar Handa.

In a keynote speech, Berger conveyed UNESCO’s initiative of global excellence in journalism education, founded on strengths within a journalism school, in its external relations, and its leadership and ability to look ahead.  “You can consider journalism education by comparing it to farming or cooking,” he stated, “but perhaps the metaphor of a celebration is the most appropriate”.

Additional presentations were made by Dr James Oranga of the University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism and Communication Studies, and by Carole Kimutai, managing editor of the Kenyan online news portal Tuko.

La Directora General denuncia el asesinato del periodista mexicano Marcos Hernández Bautista

Noticias - ven, 29/01/2016 - 12:35

“Condeno el asesinato de Marcos Hernández Bautista,” dijo la Directora General. “Pido a las autoridades que investiguen este crimen y procesen a sus culpables. Es algo vital para garantizar un ambiente de trabajo libre y seguro a la prensa, cuyo papel es esencial para la libertad de expresión”.

Marcos Hernández Bautista era corresponsal del diario NOTICIAS, voz e imagen de Oaxaca y colaborador de varias emisoras de radio. Fue asesinado a balazos.

Las condenas de la Directora General por los asesinatos de profesionales de los medios responden a la resolución 29 adoptada en 1997 por la Conferencia General de la UNESCO y titulada “Condena de la violencia contra los periodistas”. Figuran en la página web que la UNESCO dedica a los periodistas asesinados.

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Contacto: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org,+33 (0) 1 45 68 42 12 La

UNESCO es el organismo de las Naciones Unidas que tiene el mandato de defender la libertad de expresión y la libertad de prensa. El Artículo I de su Constitución declara que la Organización se propone “asegurar el respeto universal a la justicia, a la ley, a los derechos humanos y a las libertades fundamentales que sin distinción de raza, sexo, idioma o religión, la Carta de Naciones Unidas reconoce a todos los pueblos del mundo”. Para lograrlo, la Organización debe fomentar “el conocimiento y la comprensión mutuos de las naciones prestando su concurso a los órganos de información para las masas” y recomendar “los acuerdos internacionales que estime convenientes para facilitar la libre circulación de las ideas por medio de la palabra y de la imagen”.

 

Director-General denounces killing of journalist Marcos Hernández Bautista in Mexico

News - ven, 29/01/2016 - 12:24

“I condemn the murder of Marcos Hernández Bautista,” the Director-General said. “I call on the authorities to investigate this crime and bring its perpetrators to justice. This is vital to ensure a free and secure working environment for the press whose role is essential for freedom of expression.”

Mexican journalist Marcos Hernández Bautista was a correspondent for the Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca daily newspaper and a freelance contributor to several radio broadcasters. He was fatally shot in San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, in the state of Oaxaca.

The Director-General of UNESCO issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States at the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.” These statements are posted on a dedicated webpage, UNESCO condemns the killing of journalists.

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Media contact: Sylvie Coudray, s.coudray(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 42 12

UNESCO is the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom. Article 1 of its Constitution requires the Organization to “further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.” To realize this the Organization is requested to “collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image…”

 

Responsables de prensa y Estados Miembros de la UNESCO se reúnen en París para reforzar la seguridad de los periodistas

Noticias - jeu, 28/01/2016 - 16:35

La conferencia facilitará el diálogo sobre aspectos de la seguridad de los periodistas con vistas a reducir el alto número de víctimas mortales de la profesión. Sus participantes expondrán diferentes iniciativas positivas, entre ellas protocolos de seguridad en las redacciones, formación para mejorar la seguridad física, psicológica y digital, medidas innovadoras de protección para reportear desde zonas peligrosas y ejemplos locales e internacionales de colaboración entre medios.

El encuentro, titulado “Los medios se movilizan para la seguridad de sus profesionales”, será inaugurado por la Directora General de la UNESCO, Irina Bokova, el presidente de la Federación Internacional de Periodistas, Jim Boumelha y el vicepresidente del Foro Mundial de Editores, Erik Bjerager. En el programa de la conferencia figura también la necesidad de brindar seguridad a los periodistas ciudadanos y a los independientes, particularmente vulnerables debido a que no cuentan con apoyo corporativo.

Cerca de 200 representantes de medios públicos, privados y comunitarios –desde grandes cadenas internacionales a pequeños medios locales, asistirán a la conferencia– que constará de tres sesiones de alto nivel y varias mesas redondas. Se espera que la gran diversidad de voces representadas en términos geográficos, de tamaño y de tipo de amenaza contribuya a llamar la atención sobre los peligros que enfrentan los periodistas en el mundo y mejorar la capacidad de resolverlos.

Las dos primeras sesiones de alto nivel (Sala X) se centrarán en la seguridad de los periodistas y examinarán los desafíos que éstos enfrentan y maneras de afrontarlos. Guy Berger, Director de Libertad de Expresión y Desarrollo de los Medios en la UNESCO moderará la primera sesión, en tanto que la periodista Christiane Amanpour, embajadora de Buena Voluntad de la UNESCO y jefa de corresponsales extranjeros de la cadena estadounidense CNN será la orientadora de la segunda sesión.

La tercera sesión de alto nivel (Sala X), titulada Poner juntos fin a la impunidad estará moderada por la presentadora de la BBC Zeinab Badawi y tratará sobre las diferentes maneras de mejorar el diálogo entre la industria de los medios y los Estados para concienciar sobre la cuestión de la impunidad. En la actualidad, nueve de cada diez crímenes contra periodistas quedan impunes.

Una de las mesas redondas tratará sobre la seguridad de los periodistas independientes y de los periodistas ciudadanos. La segunda expondrá buenas prácticas puestas en marcha en algunas redacciones y permitirá compartir información sobre programas y protocolos de seguridad, sobre innovaciones y aplicaciones informáticas recientes, sobre recursos de seguridad en línea o sobre la encriptación de datos como método de protección.

La mesa redonda sobre seguridad en medios comunitarios y locales reunirá a participantes de África, los Estados Árabes y América Latina que explorarán maneras de fortalecer el diálogo con los Estados para mejorar la seguridad de su personal. Más de 95% de los periodistas asesinados en el pasado decenio eran reporteros locales.

Con las conclusiones de esta conferencia, la WAN, la Federación Internacional de Periodistas (FIP), la Fundación Internacional de Mujeres en los Medios (IWFM) y otros representantes de los medios propondrán acciones para reforzar la seguridad de los periodistas a nivel mundial y acabar con la impunidad.

Albana Shala, presidente del Programa Internacional de Desarrollo de la Comunicación (PIDC) y Larry Kilman, secretario general de la Asociación Mundial de Periódicos y Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA) intervendrán al cierre de la conferencia (16h30 a 17h45), que clausurará Getachew Engida, Director General Adjunto de la UNESCO.

La conferencia está organizada por la UNESCO y el PIDC en colaboración con la Asociación Mundial de Periódicos y Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA), la Federación Internacional de Periodistas (FIP), y la Fundación Internacional de Mujeres en los Medios (IWFM) en colaboración con la Unión Europea de Radiodifusión (UER), el Instituto Internacional de Prensa (IIP) y la Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias (AMARC). También ha recibido el apoyo de Australia, Austria, Finlandia, Letonia, Países Bajos, Suecia, las Fundaciones Open Society y la red Al Jazeera.

La UNESCO aboga medidas para mejorar la seguridad de los periodistas y poner fin a la impunidad de los crímenes cometidos contra trabajadores de los medios. La Directora General, Irina Bokova, publica comunicados de prensa que condenan los asesinatos de periodistas. Además, cada dos años la UNESCO publica un informe que recoge la respuesta dada por los gobiernos a sus pedidos de información relativos a las acciones que emprenden para perseguir a los autores de esos crímenes.

Además, la UNESCO coordina las actividades relativas al Plan de Acción de Naciones Unidas sobre la seguridad de los periodistas y la cuestión de la impunidad, adoptado en 2012. En abril pasado, el Consejo Ejecutivo pidió a la UNESCO que organizara una conferencia internacional al respecto.

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Contacto: Roni Amelan, r.amelan(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 16 50

Acreditaciones: Laetitia Kaci, l.kaci(at)unesco.org, +33 (0)1 45 68 17 72

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