On Dec. 25th, 2004 , Lao National Radio began the broadcast of the first series UNESCO - LNR Hmong Soap Operas. Financed by a grant from the Asian Development Bank to UNESCO, the fifteen half-hour weekly programmes are research-based stories, written in the Hmong language. The focus is on the prevention of Trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and non-traditional drug use. Research was carried out by the Institute for Cultural Research in cooperation with UNESCO.
A second series of fifteen programmes is presently being prepared for recording, and will be broadcast after the completion of the first series. In addition, tapes and CDs of the programmes will be available for distribution.
This project was part of a UNESCO/ADB regional programme to address the prevention needs of highland minorities in their own languages.
If you have any questions, please contact:
David A. Feingold, Ph.D.
International Coordinator for HIV/AIDS and Trafficking
Office of the Regional Advisor for Culture
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNESCO Bangkok Office
5th Floor Darakarn Building, 920 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel: (662) 391-0577 (ext.504)
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