The Project OPEN Media Hub: Networking, on-the-job training and support to media professionals across the EU Neighbourhood area (EuropeAid/136510/DH/SER/Multi) is part of the European Union Programme OPEN Neighbourhood: opportunities, participation, engagement and networking” and is implemented by a consortium led by Thomson Foundation. The Consortium includes Action Global, European Journalism Centre, Free Press Unlimited, France Médias Monde, Ipsos Mori and Particip. The OPEN Media Hub project follows up on two previous EU funded projects – the Media Neighborhood and the European Neighbourhood Journalism Network.
Master Class in Broadcast Media Management Tunis
The two-day Broadcast Management Master Class covered the following areas of media expertise:
News coverage planning;
Newsroom management, including integrated newsrooms;
News deployment / breaking news
Usage of multiple sources
During the course participants had the opportunity to work with the consultant on practical issues related to their media such as:
Running television coverage; breaking news, large news events such as summits, for multiple news strands, which tackle the issues of news production process; Planning / Production / Post / On air;
Newsroom workflow, editorial management
Elaboration of a specific, output, debate show, magazine show, elaborate a rundown to cover the main, current situation in Tunisia versus EU;
Storytelling, how to illustrate and articulate divisive issues
Individual consultations with the consultant leading the Master Class
Youssef Tsouri is an Editor-in-Chief at France 24 Arabic. Before joining the channel at its 24 hours launch in 2010, he worked during 9 years as an editor-in-chief and a presenter for the MBC Group in Dubai where he anchored live coverage of several breaking news events. From 1997 to 2002, he worked as a journalist and presenter at Medi 1 (French and Arabic international TV and Radio based in Morocco which covers North Africa and Mediterranean countries’ affairs). He travelled extensively as a reporter in the Middle East, Europe and Africa (Syria, Jordan, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Burkina Faso, Senegal…).