29 January 2013

Egypt: Opening Media, Elections Training Course in Aswan

Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) Ambassador Mohammed Badreddin Zayed inaugurated on Sunday 20/1/2013 a training course entitled "Media and Elections" in Aswan Governorate, which comes within the framework of cooperation between SIS and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to implement a training program for the workers in the local media on how to cover the main aspects related to the electoral process and focus on specific aspects in the Egyptian elections.

It is worth mentioning that the training course in Aswan is the second one after the one held in Ismailia, where the course is implemented in four governorates represents Egypt's regions (Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, and Aswan).

The training program comes within the framework of SIS work plan that includes political education axis that addresses awareness of the importance of political and voting participation.

The program implemented jointly by specialized trainers in media and elections field from SIS and UNDP.

In a statement by the Ambassador, he noted that the training program is being held before the upcoming elections of the House of Representatives, includes many topics on top of them, specifying role of media during election process as well as role of correspondent and the way to collect information from its sources.

The training course aimed at training 140 media personnel from various media associations from government, party and independent ones.

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