Caucasian digital media blogging on Europe thanks to CFI
From 13 to 19 November, the two young journalists from the Euro Caucasus News project went to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to find out about the workings of European institutions.
This was also the final week of the project first launched in September 2011 by Canal France International, with the aim of training young Caucasian journalists in reporting news and new media on current affairs.
Making for real experience live from the Council of Europe
From 13 to 19 November, Strasbourg played host to the last workshop of the Euro Caucasus News project. Instigated by Canal France International (CFI) in September 2011, its aim was to train young Caucasian journalists in reporting news and new media on current affairs.
Supporting expert journalists hand-picked by CFI (Nicolas Froehner, TV reporter and Prune Antoine, free-lance journalist based in Berlin) these twelve young journalists (four Armenians, four Georgians and four Azerbaijanese) examined the workings of European institutions, such as the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice. After a visit to the Council of Europe and the European Parliament early in the week, the journalists directed their reports and posted on their blog:
A project to last
Since last September, the twelve trainees have already had two workshops with Euro Caucasus News. In October, they visited all the institutes partnering the project: the GIPA (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs) in Tbilissi (Georgia), Caucasus Institute in Erevan (Armenia) and the Baku School of Journalism (Azerbaijan), for a week-long session and more customised follow-up.
Euro Caucasus News watched over the creation of a blog that the journalists posted on throughout the project via video reports, texts, photos and slideshows. The two CFI experts had the journalists working as in a genuine web newsroom.
Furthermore, they backed each other up during the project: Nicolas Froehner was in charge of footage and took the teams out in the field, while Prune Antoine was more closely involved in the content and copy.
A second edition of Euro Caucasus News will be conducted in 2012.
The aim is to further this CFI initiative which was a great success.
TV partners : Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA)