Culture, Samoa, East Asia and Pacific

The UNESCO Office in Apia, together with the Disaster Management Office (DMO) of the Government of Samoa, organized a Samoa Media Disaster Management Capacity Building Workshop in Apia, from 30 to 31 October 2008.
Disasters cause immense economic, social and cultural destruction setting back development and, sometimes, causing or increasing conflict. Within UNESCO’s strategy for disaster management and Pacific regional and national disaster risk reduction frameworks, UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector seeks to build the capacity of media organizations to more effectively report on disaster management.

The Apia Workshop was attended by representatives of all Samoa’s media organizations: newspapers, commercial and Christian radios, magazines and TV stations.

Link: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=27764&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
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