The training/production workshop for journalists on the topic “Media in favour of female entrepreneurs” took place in Algeria from 16 to 19 January 2017. Organized by COPEAM in collaboration with the EPRS (the Algerian Public Radio), with the support of the French Embassy in Algeria (Service for Cooperation and Cultural Action) and the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb, it was addressed to a group of 15 journalists from the Algerian public radio and television and the APS-Algeria Press Service.
The initiative aimed at adding value to the women’s contribution to the Algerian economy through the production of news items about successful stories in the country, able to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and become a source of inspiration for other women.
During the first day, in which a multidisciplinary theoretical framework was offered, three experts deepened with the participants the topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation and economy; integration of the “gender” approach in the journalism; cross media production and new forms of journalism.
In the following days, the journalists, grouped in 5 cross media teams (TV, radio and web) moved between Algiers and Tipaza – at the EPRS training centre – during the different phases of the production – shooting, interviews, editing – and postproduction, up to the realization of the final products.
An engineer founder of a company in the tapis roulants industry; two architects with 30 years of activity, challenges and successes; the manager of a business orientation office supporting young entrepreneurs were the protagonists of the stories narrated by the journalists, marked by different narrative approaches and adapted to the public of the radio, TV and internet.