19.11.2012 - Communication & Information Sector

IPDC provides training on media law and journalism ethics to female media professionals in Mauritania


With the support of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), journalists from print, on-line and broadcast media who are members of the Mauritanian Union of Female Media Professionals participated, earlier this month, in a four-day training on media law and journalism ethics.

The training aimed at strengthening the professional capacities and skills of Mauritanian female journalists who suffer from a lack of professional training opportunities in their respective media outlets.

The workshop was facilitated by a Moroccan expert from the Higher Institute of Information and Communication in Rabat and a Mauritanian expert in order to foster South-South cooperation as well as the exchange of information about the current reforms taking place in the two countries’ media landscapes. 

Since 2008, UNESCO has consistently supported initiatives, through IPDC, aimed at enhancing the professional skills of Mauritanian female journalists, in view of promoting gender equality in media organizations. In July 2008, the nine members of the Network of Female Journalists in Mauritania received training in their area of specialization (radio and written press) and obtained experience in media management through a one-week internship in the Higher Institute of Information and Communication in Rabat.

In 2010, the members of the Network travelled to Madrid to exchange experiences with their counterparts at the Madrid-based media group, Andalus Média, while assisting in daily production activities and receiving training in audiovisual techniques and online journalism.

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