Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 22 /Trend/
AccessBank has completed the first training course under the training program 'New generation in journalism', implemented in cooperation with British Council with the assistance of Baku State University and Thomson Foundation, the bank report said on Thursday.
The practical course was dedicated to online journalism. It was lectured by the consultant, trainer and online editor of Thomson Foundation - Mr. Dan Mason (www.danmason.co.uk). Within five days the participants had the opportunity to learn how to use online tools and technique for finding and creation of online content, including development of websites, control over a website and a weblog, photographing and editing photographs, as well as audio track and video tape. Within the scope of the training course, there was also analyzed responsible handling of social media in journalism for reporting of breaking news. All students also had the opportunity to attend English lessons, organized by British Council in Baku State University.
The second training course will be held on November 26th and run by Oliver Wates, profeccional trainer from Thompson Foundation, UK.
The most active participants of the program will be selected for making a trip to London in 2013. During the trip the students will pay a visit to BBC, CNN, Reuters and other well-known newspaper and journal establishments, as well as meet with prominent journalists of the country.
The British Council is UK's leading international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It operates in 109 countries worldwide. The British Council engages in building relationship and understanding between people in Britain and other countries to increase trust between nations and represents a transmitter of Britain's culture overseas.
AccessBank was established to provide access to financial services for Azerbaijan's micro and small businesses and low and middle income households. AccessBank is recognized as the most reliable bank in Azerbaijan by Fitch International Ratings ('BB+ Outlook Stable'), and as 'The Best Bank in Azerbaijan' by Global Finance (2011) and Euromoney (2012, 2011 and 2010) in their annual awards as well as 'The Bank of the Year' by The Banker (2011)
AccessBank is 100% foreign owned by six shareholders, consisting of: the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, KfW Development Bank - the Development Bank of the German Government, Access Microfinance Holding acting in microfinance field as a strategic investor , and LFS Financial Systems GmbH - a German consulting company.