26.09.2011 - UNESCO

UNESCO’s IPDC supports multimedia training for Mauritanian female journalists


Within the framework of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), journalists from print, on-line and broadcast media who are members of the Network of Mauritanian Female Journalists start today a six-day training on multimedia journalism in Madrid.

The training, facilitated by the Madrid-based Arabic media outlet Andalus Media, will provide a high quality course on multimedia journalism in order to strengthen the professional capacities and skills of the Mauritanian journalists. The training comprises a theoretical part and a practical one. During the practical part participants will visit some Madrid-based media outlets, such as El Mundo newspaper and the EFE news agency, in order to exchange experiences with their Spanish colleagues.

At the same time, the training aims to demonstrate how the media work in democratic countries, and the trainees are expected to contribute to the Andalus Media production during the course.

Through IPDC, UNESCO has consistently supported initiatives to enhance professional skills of women journalists in a view to advance gender equality in media organizations. IPDC is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme not only provides support for media projects but also seeks an accord to secure a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media.

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