Professional development

Self-development and journalistic training is pursued by individuals and sometimes institution provide the needed training. In a recent initiative, the British Council in collaboration with Thomson Foundation funded a 3-year media development project in Sudan. The project evaluated the capacity of journalists from television, radio and print media. One of the main findings was that journalists needed more training to build their capacity on basic journalistic values.

There are no regular trainings or development programs for media, but the NTRC sometimes provides regional training. With the recent economic hardship in the country, many journalists have left the profession or left the country to work in the Gulf. Most of the digital activists do not have a media degree and you can clearly see the difference when reading their comments.