By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 30 October 2014:
A new independent TV news channel, called Al Kul, is to be set up and run . . .[restrict]by Libyan journalists in the near future.
The announcement came during a recent workshop sponsored by BBC Media Action and funded by the United Kingdom. Attendees included freelancers from Benghazi, Tripoli, Misrata, Sebha and Yefren as well as journalists from the Libya Herald, Al-Naba, Al-Wataniya, and Al-Asema.
The five-day workshop focused on developing and enhancing the professional skills of Libyan media personnel. Among the topics covered by experienced British experts were: how to produce impartial TV, radio and print journalism, and how to use graphics and social media effectively.
Attendees worked together to produce a pilot news bulletin, which can be found on the UKinLibya facebook page.
Addressing the group, British Ambassador to Libya Michael Aron spoke of the importance of journalism in a stable democracy. He also spoke about the dangers journalists face in Libya, citing the many recent acts of violence against media personnel.
He urged journalists, including the attendees, to practice unbiased journalism, reporting the truth in a “balanced and professional manner”. [/restrict]