UNESCO trains women media professionals from Arab countries
32 women media professionals from the Arab Region attended a training workshop last week in Tunis (Tunisia), which was organized by UNESCO's Office in Beirut, in cooperation with the Arab Women Organization. The four-day specialised workshop focused on writing for radio and television.
The workshop, which took place from 10 to 13 November, was conducted by two media experts and a representative of the UNESCO Office in Beirut. Participants learnt how to write radio and TV scenarios addressing women and studied real examples of programmes prepared for women.
The training sessions were divided into two parts, one dedicated to TV and another one to radio, and covered the following topics:
- creative thinking,
- elements of writing,
- content of radio and television programmes, and
- production of programmes.
This activity was organized within the framework of UNESCO's programmes on capacity building and media development. Through these programmes UNESCO aims to provide people with skills and abilities for critical reception, assessment and use of information in their professional and personal life. The Organization also focuses on training and lifelong learning for media professionals, especially in developing countries.