MedMedia: Study visit to France focuses on alternated training and digital mutations in journalism curricula
July 1, 2016
Abdelkrim Hizaoui, a professor at the Institute of Press and Information Sciences (IPSI) in Tunis made a study visit to the Ecole supérieure de journalisme-Pro (ESJ-Pro) in Montpellier, France in the framework of the EU-funded MedMedia programme to exchange ideas on updating journalism curricula.
The visit, which took place on 20 and 21 June, focused on including more practice in journalism training for students and the integration of digital mutations in education.
The hosting team presented the various teaching formats offered by the school, including alternated training and distance learning, as well as partnerships with media that allow students to learn the job in real conditions throughout their schooling.
During his stay in France, he also participated to two round tables organised by MedMedia and the Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM) as part of the “Mediterranean press Days”, held in Marseille. The first was devoted to the impact of the digital revolution on teaching methods; the second focused on independent journalism in the “Arab Spring” countries.
The EU-funded MedMedia project aims to create an enabling environment for media reforms in the Southern Mediterranean region. It is part of the €17 million EU programme “Media and culture for development in the Southern Mediterranean” which aims at supporting the media and culture reform processes in the region.
MedMedia focuses on media legislation, regulation, programming, strategy and leadership with a view to helping state media fulfil their public service mandate and compete with the commercial sector. It will also work to build public trust by strengthening the media’s role as an independent watchdog and a forum for democratic debate. (EU Neighbourhood Info)