Regions: Asia and the Pacific

This project aims at buiding the human resources of the 'Niue Star', Niue's only newspaper, published in Niuean with an English translation. The project will address the lack of formal training and development for staff involved in the overall management of the business, in the production of news articles, in writing and reporting, and in layout, printing and production. It will offer training to 3 members of the Niue Star staff, in view of ensuring that a quality newspaper is produced twice a week. The Niue Star is currently making plans to change its format from an A4 colour to a tabloid...

The purpose of this project is to facilitate vital equipment renewal and training for Kabul Weekly in response to the challenge it faces of delivering rapid, modern and high-quality information processing in a competitive environment. In the post-Taliban era, Kabul Weekly has distinguished itself in the print media community in Afghanistan. It has put the focus on covering important social issues, including the problems faced by young people, returnees and internally displaced people, as well as security worries. Furthermore, the newspaper has extensively covered women's issues through a...

The purpose of this project is to build the capacity of ethnic minorities in Northern 'aimags' of Mongolia to produce and exchange information of local importance in local languages, as well as to establish a permanent communication channel between these communities and the rest of the country. It aims at enhancing the role of the media in promoting multilingualism, cultural diversity and indigenous knowledge exchange. It will focus on two ethnic minority groups that live side by side in the Khövsgöl Lake area: the Tsaatan and the Darkhad. These groups have been chosen because of their...

Rural communities of such small countries as Kyrgyzstan often undergo a shortage in information that is relevant for improving their living standards and eradicating poverty. Such shortage is due to insufficient ICT infrastructures and by the increasing digital divide. However, the country intends to join the world knowledge society by creating a Community Media Centre (CMC) intended to 'include the excluded'. One of the main conditions to raise the capacity of disadvantaged people in the field of ICT is to promote establishment of a multimedia centre including a community radio station...

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