In its effort to promote media’s better understanding of the electoral cycle and building the relationship between the HNEC and media outlets as axe of the electoral strategy and risk management; International IDEA in partnership with the High National Election Commission of Libya (HNEC) and the support of the UN electoral assistance team launched the second round of the BRIDGE workshop on media and elections that was held in Tunis from the 23rd to 26th of December 2017. 23 Media representatives from across Libya actively participated in the workshop that focused on the following thematic areas:
The overview of electoral process was covered during the first day. The second day was dedicated to the mandate and strategy of the Libyan EMB on electoral risk management and the communication with media. The third day was a chance for the participants to discuss the role of medias during electoral process and finally during the last day the participants had a practical session that enabled them to draft recommendations for a code of conduct to journalists as final output.
The workshop was a great opportunity for media and HNEC to exchange their points of view and visions about their respective roles and contributions during the upcoming elections and to discuss the lessons learned from the previous electoral process.
The workshop was facilitated by three trainers:
- Emna Zghonda – IDEA workshop facilitator from Tunisia,
- Sabri F Ali Senki - Workshop facilitator from Libya.
- Anan Sorri-from electoral assistance team of UN in Libya
The team was supported by Ms Alexandra HOVELACQUE from UN electoral assistance team in Libya and Ghazi Mabrouk as Media expert.