By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 4 June 2013:
Congress has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s DW Akademie to . . .[restrict]enable the latter to collaborate with pubic and private sector broadcasters in Libya.
The MOU, signed yesterday by Congress Acting President Jumaa Ateega and Martin Hilbert of DW Akademie, is also expected to strengthen cooperation in training and developing the Libyan media as well as helping create a media law and strategic planning.
DW Akademie has been helping involved in media development, training and journalism education in a number of countries around the world.
“The MOU is a result of two years’ work in Libya, which started in Brussels in June 2011”, said Khairi Abushagour Deutsche Welle’s Libya representative.
In December 2012, a number of Libyan journalists, Congress members, and other officials were on a 10-days study tour in Germany to see the German expertise in the field of media law and legislation.
The MOU opens the door to training courses, workshops and seminars for all GNC employees as well as all official bodies related to media such as the Ministry of Information.