Cairo, February 4, 2006
CIHRS holds a training workshop for Media professionals in Sudan on Media and Building pluralistic and Democratic Culture"
THE Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) organizes a training workshop, entitled "Media and Building Diversity and Democratic Culture in Sudan." The training will be held in Khartoum in the period from 5th to 11th of February 2006. It is organized in cooperation with the Sudanese Radio and Television Association and supported by the European Commission, with the participation of approximately 35 journalists working in the Sudanese Radio and television. A group of media and Human Rights experts from Sudan, Egypt and Canada will participate in the workshop.
The objective of the training workshop is to offer a series of practical skills and knowledge related to the issues of cultural diversity and human rights, and their relationship to the media in Sudan. In selecting the participants, special care was given to have the various groups in Sudan represented, including ethnic and religious groups, as well as women.
The workshop program includes a diverse set of activities, including five training sessions; three round table sessions, and five general lectures, in addition to one day designed for presentation of the diverse experiences in Sudanese arts and literature. The activities will cover a series of issues related to media and cultural diversity, related to culture, ethnicity, language, and religion in international human rights law; management of cultural diversity through audiovisual mass media; the general situation of freedom of media in Sudan; a presentation of a series of experiences in the media in Sudan; freedom of opinion and expression, and the independence of media during the period of interim arrangements in Sudan.