By Philip N. Haruo
Horizon News Staff
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has put out a notice to the youth of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Nauru, and Kiribati to attend the UNESCO Young Media Producers Training Workshop to be held in FSM in June of this year.
The objective of the training, according to the notice, is to provide young media producers with two weeks of intensive advanced documentary and script writing skills. UNESCO has previously conducted two similar training workshops for the youth in Fiji (2006) and in Melanesia (2007). UNESCO intends on repeating the same success in the Micronesian region this year.
This year UNESCO is targeting young media Micronesian media producers from TV stations, independent video productions, or young workers from civil society organizations.
The subject for this year’s training is HIV and AIDS. Experts on the subject will be on hand to provide the latest news, data, and medical progress on the epidemic for the benefit of participants. The South Pacific Commission (SPC) Regional Media Centre will conduct the training, according to the notice, with partners from the United Nations and other development agencies.