A UNESCO inter-sectorial mission to Albania took place in January 1998, following which a project was prepared and submitted to the Bureau of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) in October 1998. The project, aimed at strengthening the National Television (TVSH) and the Albanian News Agency (ATA), was approved and an amount of US$ 65,000 was assigned to it in summer 1999. In November 1999, the French Government allocated additional funds to the project (FF200,000). These funds were released in May 2000.
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As early as 1992, following the independence of Macedonia, the Skopje authorities started making attempts to establish an independent news agency, the Macedonian Information Agency (MIA). However, for various political and financial reasons, it was impossible to implement the project at the time, and it was only revived in 1998. Its aim was to create a national independent news agency in a country that so far had none. UNESCO's assistance was requested in October 1998 and approved by the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), with an allocation of US$60,000 at...
The basic aim of the project was to improve the quality of training in various areas of journalism at the Journalism Faculty of the State University of Baku. This involved restructuring the study programme and providing up-to-date material for the radio and television school, together with print media desktop publishing (DTP) equipment.
The purpose of this project was to make available modern production equipment to programme-making staff of National Television of Armenia (NTA) and to organize hands-on training for the operating staff. The intention was thus to enable NTA to produce programmes to international standards and to allow for the exchange of television productions with other countries.