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Workshop on election media protection, coaching of 30 journalists on election reporting methods – Thaqafa

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Workshop on election media protection, coaching of 30 journalists on election reporting methods – Thaqafa

With the assistance of the United States Embassy in Mauritania, about thirty journalists from the non-public and public newspapers of Mauritania adopted, for five days, a coaching organized by the High Authority of the Press and Audiovisual (HAPA) on media protection of the elections.

As a prelude to the presidential election scheduled for June 29, 2024, i HEREsupported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Mauritania, organized coaching in reporting* election of about thirty journalists from private and non-private newspapers.

The closing of the workshop that came about on Friday 3 May 2024 was marked by an change of speeches between the president of HAPA, Houceine Ould Meddou and the consultant of the American embassy, ​​Peter P. Both elevated the nice cooperation between them within the subject of media and press.

Group picture – © Aidara

At the tip of the coaching supervised by Sarah Watteran American journalist and a world advisor based mostly in Paris, certificates got to the contributors, who, of their testimony, emphasised the standard of the change and the contribution they gained from it.

Indeed, in the course of the coaching interval, the contributors have been knowledgeable about one of the best practices reporting within the election, at a time when others 4 billion inhabitants the entire world will vote within the yr 2024.

This coaching was above all to induce journalists to watch out when coping with crowds of individuals pretend information which is able to flood radio stations and digital TV earlier than, throughout and after the presidential election, but additionally web sites, blogs and social networks. In order to guard the general public and assist them separate the lies from the reality, the media individuals are reminded of their major position, to breed the information and lower off the clicking and voice publishers.

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Participant view – © Aidara

Techniques associated to the preparation of interviews with candidates have been additionally dismissed, particularly with the “Citizen’s Agenda” part, a type of segmenting the general public to gather the fears and expectations of every part relating to the proposed political packages.

This disinformation, exploitation of concepts and pretend information includes the usage of picture, audio and video verification methods, which have gotten extra refined with the appearance of synthetic intelligence. And that is whatever the authenticity of the information reported, if these information don’t come from dependable and reliable sources, or if they don’t meet the 5 W* or if the data supplied isn’t accessible.

Remember that the launch of the workshop came about on April 29, 2024 on the Mauricenter Hotel in Nouakchott, within the presence of the United States Ambassador to Mauritania, Cynthia Kierscht.

Sheikh Aïdara

*reporting : I reporting it permits you to acquire information from totally different sources and current it in a transparent and visible manner as potential in order that it’s prepared for evaluation.

*5W : « Wa hat (Qoyi), Why (Why), Wto (WHO), When (When), Wright here (Or). » These are the questions that should be answered when writing the start of the essay, particularly within the chapter and the title.

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