A BRIDGE workshop was held in Cairo, Egypt for Media professionals from 1 – 4 March 2010 covering the electoral Systems, Media and Voter Information modules. The training workshop covered a period of 4-days. This workshop is a part of a project implemented by IFES and UNDP in partnership with the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR). The training focused on the role of the Media in voter education/information and media coverage of elections. Electoral systems and women quotas also were discussed since Egypt has recently adopted a women’s quota in the parliament. Eighteen participants representing both public and independent media participated in the 4-day training course as well as Political Science Professors and Judges. Six of the eighteen participants were women.
Three facilitators participated in the workshop:
The following is an excerpt from the participants’ feedback on the training: