Tunis/Tunisia — The House of People's Representatives (French: ARP) has acquired an audiovisual training centre.
The centre was inaugurated on Monday by Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi. Its inauguration coincides with the celebration of World Press Freedom Day on Monday, May 3.
The centre, composed of a studio, a technical and training rooms, will contribute to the training of MPs and parliamentary staff in information and communication technology.
Training sessions at the centre will be provided as part of the Parliamentary Academy's annual training programme.
The Parliamentary Academy opened in 2017. Its training cycles run from October to June each year. The Academy project is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
The Audiovisual Training Centre could, in a second phase, host training sessions for parliamentary journalists, according to a presentation on the objectives and programmes of the centre.
The Parliament Speaker stressed the importance of information and communication in parliamentary work and highlighted the role of the centre in developing the skills of MPs and their training in this area.
In this connection, he stressed the possibility to launch a parliamentary TV channel and a parliamentary radio.