UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC join forces to train journalists in Azerbaijan on culturally appropriate and gender-sensitive reporting concerning HIV and AIDS
BAKU, December 1, 2006 - In the follow-up to the training-of?trainers workshop organized by UNESCO and the BBC World Service Trust within the framework of the UNESCO/Flanders project, ?Culture, HIV and AIDS in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia?, UNICEF will support the organization of a series of trainings at the national level in Azerbaijan.
"The world needs the help of the media to tell the people the truth about how HIV/AIDS is spread and about its impact on individuals, the community, society and the economy" - UNICEF Representative in Azerbaijan
The training workshops will address journalists and news editors in order to increase the quality and diversity of reports on HIV and AIDS. The workshops will highlight socio-cultural issues such as traditions or gender norms and practices related to HIV and AIDS in Azerbaijan in order to improve skills in reporting on the epidemic. A special emphasis will be given to the use of appropriate and non-stigmatizing language and images when reporting on HIV and AIDS.
FULL ARTICLE AT http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/media_5612.html
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