Middle East

Our Work in Middle East

2010

UNESCO/LINGUAMON Cultural Diversity Conference

Alexandria, Egypt — Nov. 28-29

The Development and International Media Training unit accepted an invitation by Linguamon-House of Languages and UNESCO to participate at the Third Global Seminar on Linguistic Diversity, Globalization and Development (28-29 November 2010) in Alexandria, Egypt. We assigned Senior Development officer Gustavo A. Win to represent VOA on this event.

The conference is part of a multi-year effort over the past few years urging the recognition of the world’s diverse languages.

With support from the UNESCO Department of Public Information, Linguamón-House of Languages and Roberto Marinho Foundation from Brazil, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosted this global seminar to initiate dialogue on the importance of media, broadcasting and new technologies for linguistic diversity.


2008

Two-Day Training

Cairo, Egypt — Oct. 2008

VOA organized a highly successful two-day training in Cairo, Egypt on Avian Influenza. Funded by the State Department, the training brought together 20 journalists from across the Middle East, including the West Bank, Yemen, Sudan, Morocco, Jordan, Kuwait and Egypt.

VOA’s Joan Mower set up the training with support from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the State Department. Speakers came from the World Health Organzation, the U.S. Agriculture Department, the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Agriculture Department, among others.