29 January 2013

Egypt: State Information Service Chairman Inaugurates Training Course for Media and Elections in Greater Cairo Governorates

Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) Dr. Mohammed Badreddin Zayed inaugurated the third round of a training course, after Ismailia and Aswan rounds, entitled "Media and Elections" on Tuesday 29 January 2013 in Ain al-Sokhna.

The training course comes in the framework of cooperation between SIS and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as well as SIS plan of political education of boosting democracy programme in Egypt that is implemented by the Development Programme.

The course aims at training a group of representatives of local media on how to cover the main aspects related to elections in a way that guarantees neutrality, objectivity, integrity and knowledge of the main aspects of the Egyptian elections and in comparison with other international models.

SIS Chairman announced that the course, which aims at training 140 representatives of various media associations; government, party, independent ones, is held to help media personnel efficiently cover the upcoming People Assembly elections. This comes in the framework of the development of the communication message by SIS, which aims at boosting democratic march in Egypt he added. He pointed that the fourth round will take place in Alexandria in the first week of February 2013.

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