European Commission launches world-class trainings for journalists
Azerbaijan, Baku, 13 April /Trend, E.Mehdiyev/
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.
'Media Neighbourhood' is implemented by BBC Media Action, which is leading a consortium of international media organisations to deliver journalism training and networking activities, ENPI Information Centre told Trend.
"This 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," Alice Morrison, Team Leader for Media Neighbourhood, said
The project has a budget of €4.5 million 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, Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Russian Federation, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine