Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nominations are sought for UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communication

UNESCO invites its Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) maintaining official relations with it, to nominate candidates for the UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communication 2012. The deadline for submitting nominations is 30 September 2011.

Established in 1985, the UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communication aims to reward a pioneering and meritorious activity that contributes to improving communication in rural communities, primarily in developing countries, empowering people and giving them a voice to participate in their own development. Awarded on a biennial basis, it consists of a sum of US$ 20,000 and a diploma.

The Prize is linked with the objectives of the International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC), especially with the priority of supporting community media. Community-based media contribute to pluralism, diversity of content and the representation of a society’s different groups and interests. The UNESCO-IPDC Prize is, therefore, recognition not only to those who win it, but to all community media, which through a determined day-to-day effort contribute to the respect of right to freedom of expression and to the consolidation of democracy. Read more.....

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