Training course organized by US Embassy concluded [Archives:2004/741/Local News]

May 27 2004

Thursday, 20 May, 2004, Aden- The 4-day training session for journalists, organized by the Embassy of the United States of America, in cooperation with the Association of Graduates of US Universities, has concluded. It was held at Aden Hotel with the participation of 25 journalists from various official, private and independent Yemeni newspapers. The trainees received lectures and practical applications on how to formulate more precisely news articles and press reports.
Dr. Sherry Ricchiardi delivered a lecture on how to depend on reliable sources and how to reconfirm the accuracy of news and reports as well as on the correct and proper methods to print them.
At the conclusion of the training course, Dr. Ricchiardi said, “I am very pleased to be here today in Aden. I have felt, during the period of my stay, that I am among my family and people, as I have not felt a stranger or encountered a sense of loneliness. I simply hope that I have been able to convey the intended message and information.”
Regarding the level of Yemeni journalism, Dr. Sherry said that journalism in Yemen is more advanced in comparison to other Arab newspapers. She also said that journalists throughout the world are considered as one community, which was clearly expressed when she handed out necklaces bearing the globe. “We all live on this planet”, she said. She also pointed out that there ought to be more meetings in the future.
Dr. Sherry Ricchiardo is a prominent writer at “American Journalism Review”, a specialized magazine in international information issues. She won the award of the National Press Club for one of her press critique works. She is currently teaching at the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Indiana in the USA.
The Cultural Attache at the US Embassy, Mr. John Balian handed out at the end of course certificates to the trainees.