Caribbean projects receive support from IPDC (International Programme for the Development of Communication)

Caribbean projects receive support from IPDC

21-05-2008 (Kingston)

Five projects for the Caribbean were approved at the 52nd meeting of the Bureau of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), which was held from 23 to 25 April 2008 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

The five projects approved are:

  • Caribbean Internet Radio Portal: Expanding the reach and impact of Community Radio Stations for the Caribbean (regional);
  • Media and the Caribbean Justice System: Increased Regional Media Capacity to Report on the Region’s Justice System (regional);
  • Radio COB: College of the Bahamas (Bahamas);
  • Training Media Professionals in Research and Production of Cultural & Community Oriented Programmes (Guyana); and
  • Training of Journalists in Online Journalism (St. Vincent and the Grenadines).

A call for proposal is now open for the 53rd Bureau meeting in 2009. The deadline for submitting proposals is 31 July 2008. Please visit the IPDC website for more information.

The IPDC is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme not only provides support for media projects but also seeks to create and strengthen a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media in developing countries.

52nd meeting of IPDC Bureau: Walter Fust, Wijayananda Jayaweera and Mamadou Koume
© UNESCO

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