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New Items About the Media and Development in Developing Countries on the
"Media Beat" Web Site
1. Health Messages Through Drama, Song And Dance - (Victoria, Seychelles
Nation - June 9, 1999)- A newly-formed youth group, the Youth Action Group (YAG), which is
affiliated to the Alliance of Solidarity for the Family (ASFF), enthralled an audience
during the team's premiere public performance. The members of the group passed on messages
relating to adolescent reproductive health through well articulated dances and humorous
2. The Caribbean And Poverty - (Cana News Agency - Washington, US Cana
June 9, 1999)- St Kitts and Nevis Ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS),
Dr Osbert Liburd says that poverty eradication and creation of a social safety net were
important for the Caribbean. He told the OAS Monday that tertiary education is a vital
means of lifting the region's people out of poverty.
3. US Assistance - (Addis Abada, Ethiopia, June 4, 1999) -The United
States "will continue assistance to NGOs (non- governmental organizations) in project
based assistance, but non-project based assistance has been suspended ... for the time
being." Ms. Susan Rice, Assistant Secretary of State, for African Affairs of the
United States, spoke these words on the continuing conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
4. Local Technology And Resources In Development - (Sri Lanka Daily News
- June 8, 1999)- President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga Friday directed Irrigation
and Power Minister and Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Anuruddha Ratwatte to consider the
possibility of utilising local technology and other resources to the optimum in
implementing all future development projects.
5. The Importance Of Health Care - (VIENTIANE TIMES, Laos, June 1-3,
1999). The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with the
Ministry of Public Health on May 27 urged people at Sisawath village, Vientiane to take
measures to prevent the contraction of polio and infectious diseases in their village.
6. Canada To Continue Aid For Poverty Reduction Projects - (Viet Nam News
- June 9, 1999) HAØ NOÄI - Canada has pledged its continued assistance to development
programmes in Vieät Nam, particularly those aiming at hunger elimination and poverty