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Algerian, Mauritanian, Tunisian and French students meet to discuss the question of media and democracy
November 7, 2019
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The “Media and Democracy" project recently enabled 20 journalism students and professionals to undergo training in Tunis and Bordeaux from 16 to 29 September 2019. This was the fourth edition of the event and the first to be funded in part by CFI through the MediaLab Campus.
The 2019 group of trainees included 10 journalism students from Tunisia, 5 professional journalists from Mauritania and 5 professional journalists and journalism students from Algeria. The training was provided by 7 trainers from France, Tunisia and Algeria.
The trainees from the “Media and Democracy” project also attended 5 conference debates in Tunis and Bordeaux, with a total of 520 people in attendance.
- fact checking,
- media and democracy in Algeria,
- media and democracy in Africa.
Four schools involved: IPSI (Tunisia), ENSJSI (Algeria), IJBA (France) and EPJT (France)
In Bordeaux, the trainees followed a 5-day immersive training course with teams at the daily newspaper Sud-Ouest. Each morning, the trainees were split into groups to delve deeper into the life and workings of the newspaper’s various departments (general editorial department, general department, online, infographics, sports news, TV7, archives, etc.).