Euromed: Ue project offers training to 1,200 journalists

'Media Neighbourhood' targets 17 neighbouring countries

17 April, 14:44

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, APRIL 17 - The European Commission has officially launched a project aiming to offer world-class training to over 1,200 journalists across 17 EU neighbouring countries and territories over the next three years.

According to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu), 'Media Neighbourhood' is implemented by BBC Media Action, which is leading a consortium of international media organisations to deliver journalism training and networking activities. ''This - Alice Morrison, Team Leader for Media Neighbourhood said - is a broad and ambitious project. We'll be offering the opportunity for world-class training to a diverse group of journalists and editors across an enormous geographical area. It is a chance to really make a difference by boosting skills, especially in the areas of media independence and online media''.

A particular focus will be given to freedom of expression and its role in countries engaged in the process of democratisation.

The project has a budget of 4.5 million euros and the consortium delivering it is BBC Media Action, IREX Europe, Fondation AFP, L'Orient-Le Jour, CFI, French Televisions Group, LDK and the Media Development Center. The focus countries are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, the Russian Federation, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine. (ANSAmed)
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