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Physical concerts, festivals and exhibitions are set to return in the country, after almost one and half years of restriction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic not only affected millions of people physically, but also had a detrimental impact on mental health. Now, doctors in Brussels are trying something new to help bolster flagging mental health: prescribing museum visits.
The Zimbabwean government has reopened the cultural and creative industries (CCI) after President Emmerson Mnangagwa banned public gatherings in May last year.
On 25-26 August 2021, a UNESCO Regional Community Radio Policy Dialogue was held online among Bangladesh, Mongolia and Nepal. The Policy Dialogue was jointly organized by UNESCO Beijing, Dhaka, and Kathmandu Offices, in partnership with the UNESCO Chair on Community Media at the University of Hyderabad. Over 60 key stakeholders from the three countries, including representatives from the government, community radio stations, community radio associations, NGOs, INGOs, the academia, as well as resource persons from India participated in the Regional Policy Dialogue.
The pandemic has changed the way people communicate. While the world appears hyperconnected thanks to the internet, connectivity does not necessarily mean communication, say participants in the 2021 Culture Communication Forum.
COVID-19 has generated a huge health, social and economic impact, which has claimed a very high number of human lives. The impact of the pandemic is expected to increase existing inequalities and generate the deepest recession in recent history, affecting mostly adolescents and young people and causing their development possibilities to be truncated, negatively affecting the enjoyment of their human rights in equality of conditions.