As political parties in Tunisia struggle to gain national relevance, their leaders and members are focused on effective communication strategies opening up an opportunity for the Global Center.
Joining forces with the National Democratic Institute, GCJD trainers met with eight political parties in Tunis to help them understand how to work with the press, communicate with the public, and focus their agendas.
"It was a pleasure for NDI Tunisia to work with the GCJD especially because of the Center's professionalism and flexibility, qualities that are both very needed when working in this region." said Wim Borremans, NDI's Senior Program Manager in Tunis.
While there, GCJD trainers also had an opportunity to work with Tunisian reporters representing four press agencies. The focus of the discussions was to help journalists more fairly and thoroughly cover political parties, campaigns and elections.
"This is an important time of transition in Tunisia. The training was a mix of two important missions. It's necessary to work with journalists and those they cover so the public is better informed" said GCJD executive director Kelli Arena.
The training was the second joint venture between NDI and GCJD. The first was in May 2013 in Burkina Faso and focused on helping journalists understand gender equity.
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