This long-term multimedia project is designed to build capacity and raise standards across all media in Sudan which will underpin good governance and democratisation.
Experienced trainers specialising in print, radio and television journalism have been working with journalists selected from initial training programmes. They have been supported with more advanced training and English-language classes. By offering continued support, we are helping to develop their careers with a view to their skills being shared with colleagues.
We help journalists in Sudan operate to international standards.
We have been working also with an elite group of 24 Sudanese editors, who visited the UK on a Thomson Foundation organised study tour. They visited key media institutions and took part in facilitated sessions which explored the challenges they face. Work with the editors has continued in Sudan.
The Sudan Media Capacity Building Project is delivered by the Thomson Foundation in partnership with the British Council and funded by the British Embassy, which has spent over £1million on the training.
The programme in Sudan has helped to train over 500 journalists since its launch
The trip comes as a result of winning a prestigious journalism competition
The Sudan Media Capacity Building Project has taken one trainer away from Khartoum