በአዲስአበባ የሚገኘው የዩናይትድ ስቴትስ አሜሪካ ኤምባሲ ከመጪው አገራዊ ምርጫ ጋር ተያይዞ የመንግሥትና የግሉን ሚድያ አቅም ለማሳደግ የሚረዱ ሥልጠናና ድጋፍ ለማድረግ መዘጋጀቱ ይፋ አደረገ።
ኘሮግራሙ ጆን ሆኘኪን ሴንተር ከአዲስአባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የጋዜጠኝነት ማሰልጠኛ ትምህርት ክፍል ጋር በመተባበር የሚሰጥ ሲሆን 14 ነጥብ 5 ሚልየን ብር በጀት የተመደበለት ነው።
The United States Supports Elections in Ethiopia Through Nationwide Media Trainings
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 5, 2020:- The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa launched on Wednesday nationwide media trainings that will help empower both state and private media outlets in the lead to elections in 2020. The initiative is implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with Addis Ababa University School of Journalism and Communications (AAU-SJC).
This project aims to enhance the skill sets of journalists and strengthen the institutional capacity of Ethiopian media organizations with the overarching goal of improving the quality of information available to the Ethiopian public in the lead up to the 2020 elections in Ethiopia. A total of twenty-five training sessions are planned throughout the country. Each session will include 20 to 25 members of the media and social media influencers, ultimately reaching 625 Ethiopian media professionals.
Speaking at the launch of the nationwide media training, Public Affairs Officer Amanda Jacobsen underscored, “These media trainings are part of the U.S. Embassy’s efforts to improve media capacity as part of our seven pillars of engagement in support of the incredible reform effort underway here in Ethiopia.”
The U.S. Embassy has invested $450,000 (14,463,000 million Birr) in this project, which seeks to help the media provide accurate, balanced, and verified information to the public, act as effective observers during the election process, inform the public about their rights and responsibilities during elections, facilitate forums for open debate, and educate the public about the election process.