By Libya Herald staff.
Tunis, 26 April 2015:
Twenty-six Libyan journalists completed an English language and communication skills course . . .[restrict]at the British Council in Tunis last week. The course was part of a UNESCO initiative to promote freedom of expression and empower conflict-sensitive reporting.
Libyan journalists based in Tunis had requested the course, stating their need to “improve their ability to express themselves more effectively during meetings and workshops outside of Libya”. The course, in addition to improving their writing and speaking skills, will also help them to better understand English source material for their own reporting.
“The ability to effectively communicate is integral to the work of a journalist”, stated Michael Croft, UNESCO’s representative to Libya. “Through this training, our Libyan colleagues have been empowered to open new doors, to be exposed to new ideas and expose others to their own. This is something which will lead further personal and professional growth, and improve the quality and tone of their reporting.”
Sweden provided the funding for the course, which was implemented by the UNESCO Tripoli Project Office in cooperation with the British Council. [/restrict]