ANHRI and EOHR held the first workshop entitled “Professional ethics on media coverage of the elections”

June 28th, 2012 by Editor

Cairo, 28th June 2012

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) and the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) organized their first training worship on Wednesday. The workshop was aimed at training journalists on consideration and application of professional ethics during the coverage of the Egyptian Presidential elections of 2012. The workshop was led by journalist and writer Yasser EL-Zaiat within the framework of the Media Monitoring project during the two stages of the presidential elections.

The workshop lasted about five hours and was held in the headquarters of the ANHRI. It included practical trainings on ethics and basic traits that a journalist covering presidential elections should possess. The workshop came into being as a result of a number of transgressions that took place during the phases of the Media Monitoring project in the first and second stages of the monitoring of the presidential elections.

Twelve journalists attended with ages between twenty and thirty. These twelve represented national, independent and partisan newspapers. Mr. Yasser El-Zaiat trained them practically and theoretically on the laws governing journalism in general, on the commitment of integrity during the coverage of elections and on investigation of facts prior to publication.

It is worth mentioning that this is not the last workshop within the frame work of Media Monitoring Project. There will be more workshops organized by the ANHRI and EOHR in the light of the importance of the civil society role in enhancing the media performance in Egypt.

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