Sub-Regional Workshop on Media and Good Governance, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Amidst snowing the Sub-Regional Workshop on Media and Good Governance started on Tuesday 8th November 2011 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Twenty participants are taking part in the workshop.

Mr Karomatullo Olimov, Chairman of the Tajikistan National Commission for UNESCO opened the workshop. In his speech he said, “We would like to give a special focus to the transparency of the journalism depicting the social concerns of the society. Specially, we would like to emphasize the role of journalists in the event of armed conflict. Tajikistan unfortunately has experienced the civil conflict and the role of journalists reflecting the situation was quite crucial. Therefore, we realize the importance of objective, timely and correct information and would like to call our colleagues to follow these principles”.

This is the second Sub-Regional Workshop on Media and Good Governance organised for Central Asian countries by AIBD. These two workshops are implemented under the IPDC UNESCO project and supported by the UNESCO Almaty Office.

The workshop is hosted by the Independent School of Journalism, Tajikistan and supported by the Tajikistan National Commission for UNESCO.

Journalists from Uzbekistan were also invited to attend this workshop in Dushanbe but for unforeseen circumstances they did not attend. The one-week workshop will end on Saturday 12th November 2011.

Mr Philippe Rochot, a veteran journalist from France Television is conducting this workshop and was contracted by Canal France International (CFI).