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Journalist training for women in preparation of June 2006 referendum in Mauritania

23-05-2006 (Rabat)
Training for producing public service announcements for women journalists is presently taking place in Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott highlighting the important role of women journalists to inform and sensitize voters in preparation of the June 2006 referendum.
Women journalists played an important role in changing the media and its role in society in Mauritania. Therefore the UNESCO undertakes a joint activity with ISESCO in offering training opportunities for women journalists, covering the following topics:

  • Importance of the media in the democratic and transitional process of a country;

  • Defining the message for public service announcements;

  • Technical aspects of producing public service announcements.


  • Following the training workshop, the public service announcements will be produced at the studios of Radio Mauritania. Once created, experts from the Commission éléctorale nationale indépendante (CENI), the Ministry of Communication and the Secrétariat d’Etat à la Condition Féminine will meet with the journalists in order to improve the messages before broadcasting it on national and local radio.

    The women journalists will be trained by women media professionals from Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia proving an opportunity to exchange media practices in reinforcing the role of women and media in the democratic process.
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          · Training of Media Professionals: News Archives 2006
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          · Mauritania: News Archives 2006
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