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April 2013 

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In partnership with the Ara Pacis Initiative, on Wednesday April 3, Al Mubadara Libya Assalaam, is launching the first training of the “LIBYA INITIATIVE” – an action plan for historical reconstruction, social justice, healing and forgiveness in Libya that revolves around a number of key areas.

The subjects discussed include, media for reconciliation, collective oral history and memory project, trust-building, conflict transformation and new horizons

Thirty participants, from around the country, have been selected for multimedia journalism and storytelling training. Sessions will be inaugurated Wednesday at 5 pm at the Al Mahary Radisson Blu Hotel by GNC President Mohamed Yousef el-Magharief, the Minister of Culture, Habib Mohammed Al-Amin, the Minister of Media Yousef Sharif and the Italian Ambassador in Tripoli, Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi.

Objective of The Libya Initiative’s media training is the professionalisation of media activists, who are already active in the collection of stories and who want to bring their existing skills up a notch, learning how to develop undefined story concepts into professional news.

During the three-week course, which will start in Tripoli and branch out to other cities, as trainees develop their stories on location, Italian media experts – filmmaker Antonio Martino and journalist Nancy Porsia – will deliver personalised field-training on the professional use of video, photo and text tools and technologies for the production of high standard multimedia stories.

Training is sponsored by the Libyan Ministry of Culture and by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

THE LIBYA INITIATIVE is an action plan promoting social healing and a political culture of social justice, forgiveness and reconciliation in Libya through a nation-wide effort of listening, remembering and weaving personal and collective narratives.

The plan’s experience sharing and training programme will continue until May 2 with sessions in conflict transformation led by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish and Harvard University professor and creator of the Dignity Model, Donna Hicks.

THE LIBYA INITIATIVE itself will be officially launched on May 4 in Tripoli with the participation of the above mentioned international guests, the highest Libyan government authorities, representatives of local entities and tribal authorities, as well as young people from throughout the country, members of women’s organisations and of families of martyrs.

(For a detailed description of the course: Training in journalism and multimedia storytelling: Antonio Martino and Nancy Porsia on the website www.thelibyainitiative.org.)

Source: Tripoli Post 

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