Algeria: media training and crisis communications workshop launched
March 28, 2016
The regional program PPRD SOUTH II, as part of its regional media training workshops, launched its second stage in Algeria from 21 to 24 March 2016.
Fourteen participants, including officers of the Algerian civil defence and local journalists, took part in a 4-day disaster simulation exercise with the objective of organising a crisis communication cell, preparing a media plan, organising a press conference and TV interviews and finally interacting on social networks.
“This workshop will enable our officers to acquire skills in information management in the event of a crisis or disaster, and particularly to improve their ability to react faced with evolving media while adopting a high-quality communication approach. This will certainly contribute to strengthening the company’s resilience,” said Colonel Farouk Achour of the Prevention Directorate within the General Directorate of the Algerian Civil Defence.