August 19, 2008

PROJECTS: UNFPA supports youth media activities in Uzbekistan

UNFPA supports youth media activities in Uzbekistan


On 16 – 21 August 2008, UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund in
Uzbekistan, supports conducting the Youth Media Trainings, Youth
Festival and 3d Youth Media Forum in Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent,
organized by National Association of Electronic Mass Media (NAESMI),
NAESMI Public Fund and "Kelajak Ovozi" Youth Initiatives Centre under
Fund Forum Uz.
These evens are tailored to train young journalists of Uzbekistan on
addressing important youth-related issues through various media outlets,
introduce activities of newly created TV studios in Bukhara and
Samarkand, provide update on the activities carried out by the
above-mentioned organizations during the first part of 2008 and award
the journalists who have created and aired the best information products
on social subjects during this period of time.

"UNFPA's role in these activities is to ensure that young journalists
participating at these educational events realize significance of
covering such issues as reproductive health, healthy lifestyle, gender
equality, HIV/AIDS prevention and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),
and receive all necessary information to develop good quality media
products to further educate their peers on these important subjects
through mass media that plays strategic role in educating young
generation", - commented Ms. Feruza Fazilova, UNFPA National Officer on
Reproductive Health.

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international
development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child
to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports
countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce
poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is
safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman
is treated with dignity and respect.

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