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August 2nd. 2010: The Secretariat of the ACP Group and its ACPFilms Programme are pleased to transmit the next calls for application.
Please contact the relevant structures directly.

CALL FOR FILMS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ROME FILM FESTIVAL

The 5th Rome International Film Festival will take place from 28 October to 5November.
Deadline for registration: August 6, 2010.
Contact: Francesca Via direction@romacinemafest.org www.romacinemafest.org

FIFE 2010: CALL FOR FILMS
The 28th International Environmental Film Festival will take place from 24 to 30 November 2010 in
Paris.
All films on the environment, ecology and sustainable development issues are accepted.
Registration deadline: 3 September 2010.
Contact: Festival International du film d’environnement
fife@iledefrance.fr www.festivalenvironnement.com

CALL FOR CINEFONDATION’S WRITING RESIDENCES

The next cinefondation’s writing residences will take place from 1st march to 15 July 2011 in Paris.
Deadline for registration: September 15, 2010

Workshop for African community radios for human development


© UNESCO/Jacky Sutton “Community Radios in African Human Development: Strengthening Networks, Empowering Women and Improving Content” was the title of the workshop that took place at the end of July 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was organized by the AMARC Africa Bureau and funded by UNESCO’s Windhoek Office.
The workshop examined the situation of the various national community radio networks, and discussed current and future activities focusing on HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, women empowerment. It tried to identify the methodologies, technologies and best practices for the coverage of issues related to human development in Africa.

The event gathered 25 delegates, representing community radios and national networks, from 13 countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Participants identified tutoring and knowledge-sharing mechanisms able to reinforce the existing networks, improve the community radio’s contents and facilitate their contribution to human development in Africa. They also determined the priorities in the implementation of the AMARC Africa Strategic Action Plan for 2010-2014.

This training workshop was sponsored by the UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), which is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme not only provides support for media projects but also seeks to secure a healthy media environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media.