Young African Journalists attend media training course in Cairo

November 12, 2018 Africa , News , OPINION/NEWS

 

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Gift Friday

 

 

Young African Journalists from 22 countries, including South Sudan, have convened in the Egyptian Capital Cairo to take part in the 52nd media training course organized by the Union of African Journalists in collaboration with the Egyptian ministry of information.

 

The three week long training is with the aim of highlighting the challenges faced by African Journalists and to share experiences and ideas of how to work together to address some of the barriers.

 

 

 

 

The training aims to cover topics like China–Africa relations, its exaggeration and minimization, African culture and its socio-economic income and the role of the media in achieving it, the switching from ordinary to e-government and its benefit on the state revenue, and the conomic exploitation of African resources. In addition, the training course aims to cover African press, its related problems and solutions, the media’s role in realizing continuity between African countries, targets of the sustainable development goals, the situations of refugees in Africa, and unemployment in Africa, amongst other topics.

 

During the opening session of the training, the President of the Union of African Journalist Mahfouz al Ansari welcomed the Journalists to the 52nd forum and encouraged them to exchange and share their experiences freely.

 

Al Ansari said, President el-Sisi during the World Youth Forum earlier this month made a declaration to train over 10,000 young Africans in different areas of specialization.

 

 

 

 

“Egypt has offered to become a regional center for providing assistance to other African countries,” he said.

 

The Union President stated the media has a role to play in order to secure the future of African Youth, women and children.

 

He said there is a need for African journalists to work together for actions that can put an end to the highest illiteracy rate in the continent.

 

“Over 14 million young people in the African continent are illiterate and the number is expected to reach 50 million, and this is a disturbing figure,” he added.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gift Friday

Freelance Journalist from South Sudan, based in Kampala.

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