U.S. Embassy trains more than 650 Ethiopian journalists on fair and balanced reporting



U.S. Embassy trains more than 650 Ethiopian journalists on fair and balanced reporting

We were delighted to facilitate such an important learning and reflection process during this pivotal time for the country and the people of Ethiopia.

ADDIS-ABABA, Ethiopia, October 12, 2021 / APO Group / –

The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has trained more than 650 Ethiopian journalists and print and broadcast media editors on a variety of topics, including fair and balanced reporting on the electoral process and the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the US government’s commitment to support democratic reforms, including excellence in journalism, trainings focused on transparency and accountability.

A series of 25 week-long workshops designed to empower and educate journalists, the sessions were implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs (CCP) with support from the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia and partnership with the National Electoral Council of Ethiopia and Addis. Abba University School of Journalism and Communication.

The workshops, led by renowned Ethiopian journalists and professors, are part of a $ 450,000 (Birr 14,730,000 million) investment by the U.S. Embassy to improve civic journalism and election coverage and of COVID-19.

From February 2020 to August 2021, journalists from 66 news houses in 10 regions and city governments met in person to cover topics such as learning how to identify disinformation and adapt reporting techniques. with COVID-19 precautions. Staff from five regional and zonal communications affairs offices also participated in the trainings.

“The US mission in Ethiopia has actively supported all aspects of the historic 2021 elections and the Ethiopian media, from technical support to the National Electoral Council of Ethiopia and political parties, to sponsorship of nationwide debates as they approach. from elections, to training. journalists on how to report fairly and accurately on the elections with the ambitious aim of supporting independent media and freedom of expression, ”said Ambassador Geeta Pasi. “We are proud to have been partners throughout this process, and we look forward to continuing to work with civil society and the media as the newly elected government takes office in October 2021.”

“We were delighted to facilitate such an important learning and reflection process during this pivotal time for the country and the people of Ethiopia,” said Simon Heliso, National Representative of CCP-Ethiopia. “Our hosts shared their expertise wholeheartedly, but also honored the lived experiences of Ethiopian journalists engaged in fair, equitable and impartial election coverage,” added Simon.

In addition to the 25 workshops, two US media specialists delivered tailored virtual training on investigative journalism techniques to Ethiopian newsrooms from March to May 2021. A series of COVID-19 online webinars also took place. in the fall of 2020 as part of this program.

The trainings are one component of a nearly $ 35 million (Birr 1,625,400,000) US assistance program helping to build the capacity of Ethiopia’s National Electoral Council, political parties, society civil and independent media to contribute to a free, fair and peaceful electoral process. , ensuring greater transparency and promoting meaningful participation of its citizens. The initiative focuses on the inclusion of women, youth and other traditionally marginalized groups. The United States also supported a limited international election observation effort.

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