YT workshop on “Press Coverage of Elections” kicks off [Archives:2002/38/Local News]

September 16 2002

Yemen Times (YT) kicked off its workshop on “Press Coverage of Elections” last Saturday, September 14, at the newspaper’s premises in Sana’a. The workshop is organized by YT in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)- Sana’a.
The event was inaugurated in the presence of Chairman of the Yemeni Journalist Syndicate Mr. Mahboob Ali, Head of Press Department at the Ministry of Information Mr. Ibrahim Abdulhabeeb, workshop trainer Dr. Salwa Al-Sharfi, and representatives of FES-Sana’a and FES-Amman.
Twenty five journalists will be receiving training by Dr. Salwa al-Sharfi of Tunisia, who has expressed in the inauguration ceremony of the event her delight in visiting Yemen for the first time and giving training to bright and enthusiastic young Yemeni journalists.
The workshop will cover various aspects on press coverage of elections, including independent reporting, awareness raising, use of Internet for research, crossing the red-lines, field reporting during polling, and pre-election coverage, plus other related issues.
“I have hope in that this workshop will be beneficial not only for the trainees but also for me as I will be exchanging ideas and knowledge with the young and eager journalists I will be training.” Dr. Salwa Al-Sharfi told Yemen Times.