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 (, '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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