British Council and PASHA Bank launched training sessions within Business Journalism project

Baku, December 23, AZERTAC

British Council and PASHA Bank successfully launched training sessions within the Business Journalism project. The programme will train 12 selected journalists in professional and digital media skills. The journalists will undergo three 5 day training sessions in Baku and one week study programme in the UK during the 2016-2017 academic year. The project is being implemented in partnership with the UK world known media organization Thomson Foundation.

Business Journalism project is the continuation of successful partnership between the British Council and PASHA Bank over the past six years, which led to the training of up to 60 Azerbaijan journalists on the professional competencies and skills of national media through a special tailored training programme. This year British Council and PASHA Bank have selected 12 journalists representing leading news and broadcasting agencies in Azerbaijan, including but not limited to Space TV, Trend, APA Holding, AZERTAC, ARB, SIA News Agency and others. These journalists will undertake customised business reporting course and will visit some of the leading media establishments in the United Kingdom, and meet with prominent business journalists. The first training session in Baku has been successfully conducted on December 10-14, 2016 and the second training sessions will be conducted in January 2017.

The programme is implemented in cooperation with the United Kingdom’s Thomson Foundation which is one of Europe’s biggest media organisations empowering thousands of journalists worldwide to generate and sustain a diverse media and working in over 100 countries towards encouraging the highest ethical and professional standards in media.

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