Represenatives of 35 countries in UNESCO's intergovernmental council on development of communication have begun discussing how to improve and pay for news facilities in third world countries.
The council, created at a UNESCO conference in Belgrade in October 1980, is part of a controversial long- range UNESCO program, approved by the majority of member countries, to "increase the free flow of information" in developing countries.
The week-long conference is to identify the needs of each poor country for pres, radio, television, printing, telephones, telex, and telegraph. The problem of the West's financing these will also be discussed. The UNESCO executive council has voted to use $3.08 million from its budget to cover the first expenses.