Newsletter No 17 07 February 2006
News from the Media Scene:
Guide to Internet for Journalists

A new guide to the internet is now available to journalists on line. The handbook, “The net for Journalists” aims to provide journalists (print and broadcast) with practical skills in exploring and exploiting the web for day-to-day journalistic tasks.

The guide, published by UNESCO in cooperation with the Thomson Foundation and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, teaches how to conduct more efficient on line research for facts and figures and also for images, audio and video. It also shows how to evaluate and verify the information that is gathered.

The author, British journalist Martin Huckerby, has worked as a news editor with The Times and The Observer among other British media. For over ten years, he has been editorial consultant, training journalists and advising news organizations in Russia, China and India among other countries. He also spent half a year as Managing Editor of the new Afghan News Agency Pajhwok.

To receive a free hard copy with a CD containing software and extra resources, please email to