Communication and Information

UNESCO’s sector on Communication and Information aims to the construction of modern societies of knowledge by enhancing the development of the Mass Media, supporting the diversity of voices and freedom of expression as well as extending the access to knowledge.

Specifically, UNESCO advances freedom of expression and the safety of journalists in the framework of United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists. Moreover, the Sector combats online hate speech, as well as disinformation and misinformation through awareness raising initiatives. In addition, UNESCO supports universal access to information and knowledge through promoting Open Educational Resources.

The Sector’s activities are supported by two intergovernmental programmes, the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and the Information for All Programme (IFAP).


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