Building peace in the minds of men and women

Media Pluralism including the International Programme for the Development of Communication


Timor Leste - Survey on Sustainability Model for Community Radios
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Media pluralism is essential for providing choice to the public among a mix of public, private and community media, and avoiding media concentration, which could restrict diversity of opinions and information in circulation. It also means offering a wide range of platforms (print, broadcast and online) and diversity of journalistic content.

Mobilizing partners for the support for the Media Pluralism and the IPDC will allow UNESCO to:

•       define and regulate community media, inform policy and law with relevant international standards.
•       promote media and information literacy.
•       promote a balanced and unstereotyped presence of women and men in the media.

Partners can support projects fully or partially. There is a need for more concerted efforts and greater resource collaboration to meet these goals. It would leverage our shared vision and common interest in development practice.

Media pluralism will be fostered by a three-pronged stratedy encompassing: institutional and professional capacity-building, techinical assistance to Member States and policy development.