Professional development

Entities such as the above-mentioned HCC, UJCA, OMCA and the Press and Journalists’ House, organise dozens of workshops and training courses on capacity building for journalists. Professional development opportunities, such as symposia, courses, webinars and special workshops, can help journalists advance in their careers. This is of critical importance, especially since in the Central African Republic, rumours can easily turn into large-scale intercommunity violence. Thus, to avoid setting the powder on fire, several training workshops are organised each year for media professionals.

In addition to these national organisations, each year Internews and Panos Europe organise basic and advanced thematic training sessions for groups of 10 Central African journalists per session.