See also:
» 21.04.2009 - Bouteflika told to redress rights violations in Algeria
» 28.10.2008 - IFJ condemns conviction of Algerian journalist
» 19.09.2008 - IFJ request Algeria to respect journalist right
» 25.04.2005 - No pardon for journalists in Algeria
» 29.11.2004 - Algerian human rights activist released
» 13.08.2004 - "Political sentencing" of Algeria journalists
» 01.07.2004 - Al-Jazeera's activities in Algeria suspended
» 25.06.2004 - Concern over "media crisis" in Algeria

China wholesale online through

Houlihan's coupons

Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares

Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike


Algerian media create training network

afrol News, 26 November - A new media training network has been launched in Algeria. Journalists representing 10 Algerian dailies have created this network of media trainers to promote quality journalism in the troubled country, where press freedom still is fragile.

The Paris-based African Press Network for the 21st Century (RAP 21) has spoken to Judy Yablonky, an international media trainer and consultant, about the newly established Algerian Network of Journalism Trainers (Le Reseau des Formateurs de la Presse Algérienne). "The network was set up to support continuing professional journalism training for Algerian newspaper journalists," says Ms Yablonky.

According to the RAP 21 report, the network was created at the end of a three-part training programme in Algiers in September and October, which focused on investigative reporting, human rights, and training media trainers.

These sessions, conducted by the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) under Freedom House auspices with USAID funds, effectively formed a "training pyramid" to diffuse information, documentation and techniques throughout the media. Two leading Algerian daily newspapers, 'El Khabar' and 'El Watan', were local partners.

The training pyramid was effective, according to information gathered by RAP 21: "One consultant trained 10 local journalists in investigative journalism and training techniques; nine new trainers ran programmes for 70 local journalists at nine newspapers. Yablonky facilitated the in-house sessions as co-trainer, and critiqued the new trainers' first session. Each new trainer planned five to ten additional sessions."

In a final meeting held to review the initial in-house training sessions, the participants decided to create the new training network.

- The network is an informal association of journalists and newspapers, Ms Yablonky told RAP 21. "It is not a local NGO, and has no plans to register as one; it is not yet a formal professional association, only a loose collection of professionals with similar objectives," she added.

Speaking to RAP 21, Ms Yablonky highlighted the significant need for such a network in Algeria: "Members of the network are willing to work as local coordinators and recruiters for future journalism training programmes in Algeria. There currently exists no other local structure to provide training to members of the media."

- There are no publishers, editors, nor journalists professional associations, she emphasises. The network further is open to additional newspaper and representative journalist members.

According to RAP 21, the new Algerian network already has requested additional training programmes for national newspapers and journalists. Members were reported to be particularly interested in elections coverage training in preparation for Algeria's presidential elections, which are scheduled for 2004.

Additional training on economic reporting, sports reporting, local news coverage, and research on the Internet, as well as the organisation of the editorial desk, also has been requested, the RAP 21 report says.

- Create an e-mail alert for Algeria news
- Create an e-mail alert for Media news

    Printable version

On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.

front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at