IPDC project priority: Human Resource Development

The basic aim of the project was to improve the quality of training in various areas of journalism at the Journalism Faculty of the State University of Baku. This involved restructuring the study programme and providing up-to-date material for the radio and television school, together with print media desktop publishing (DTP) equipment.

Implemented over the period 1996-1998.

Period: 1996-1998

To improve the standard of journalism in Kyrgyzstan by providing KNSU's Faculty of Journalism with desktop publishing and audiovisual equipment necessary for practical training in all areas of journalism: news reporting, programme production, ethics and media management.

This project formed part of the activities of the Training Centre of the ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union, Damascus) whose mission is to provide trained, qualified personnel in all disciplines of radio and television; its aim was to enable trainees from the developing Arab States to spend a period in Damascus taking advantage of the Centre's courses.

The aim of this project was to meet the urgent need for retraining and in-service training of journalists in China, where recent economic and social changes have generated increased media activity. To this end several three-month training courses were organized for some one hundred senior journalists from the country's main newspapers' heads of department, editors in chief, international reporters, in order to help update their knowledge and their skills in modern journalism techniques. Theoretical input was ensured by arranging in Beijing a symposium on 'Journalism and the Market Economy...

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