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Beijing: Opening of a training seminar to share experience with Burkinabe journalists and media managers

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A training seminar for the benefit of 23 journalists and 19 Burkinabe media managers opened its doors on Wednesday April 10, 2024 afternoon in Beijing, China in the presence of representatives of the AIB. It provides for a sharing of experience between Burkinabè and Chinese, particularly in the field of media.

At the opening ceremony, the organizer of the seminar and deputy director of the International Studies and Training Center, China International Communication Group, Han Liqiang, indicated that he will allow his country to share his experience in various sectors with Burkinabè journalists and media managers, particularly in the media field.

Mr. Liqiang stressed that “although China and Burkina are thousands of kilometers apart, trade between the two countries is increasingly important.”

‘We have become true friends who can rely on each other and trust each other. Mountains and oceans cannot prevent the two countries from getting closer to each other, getting to know each other and carrying out friend
ly cooperation,’ he said.

In his opinion, “this seminar is a valuable opportunity to come together here to strengthen communication and mutual understanding and deep friendship.”

The representative of media managers Valentin Hervé Sanyan Kambiré, for his part, thanked China for organizing training for Burkinabe public and private media.

Mr. Kambiré, also project manager at the Ministry of Communication, Culture, Arts and Tourism, presented Burkina Faso located in West Africa, independent since 1960 and led since September 30, 2022 by Captain Ibrahim Traore.

‘The new regime, from its advent, has resolutely turned towards more structuring partnerships with countries which have understood our model of society and which want to build with us, a fairer and more equitable world,’ he indicated. .

He indicated that Burkinabè journalists will strengthen their capacities based on the Chinese example in terms of management of journalistic practice and press practice and will build constructive and civic communicati
on in a context marked by competition.

‘This immersion will allow us to discover certain aspects of your rich and envious culture but also to strengthen our relationships which we want to be win-win,’ he maintained.

For the project manager, media managers and journalists will also be proud to share with the Chinese, ‘their daily experiences which make certain Nations around the world green with envy’.

The journalists’ spokesperson, Sébastian Monné, took the opportunity to congratulate the People’s Republic of China for its commitment to the development of Burkina Faso whatever the area.

In his opinion, this seminar ‘represents much more than just an opportunity to enrich our professional skills in the fields of media between our two countries’.

This will involve, he continued, ‘strengthening our knowledge in the areas of human, economic and socio-cultural resources’ of China.

‘We look forward to returning to the Land of Integrity Men with new ideas, new skills and perspectives that will add to the Burki
nabè media landscape,’ said Mr. Monné.

The seminar will take place from April 10 to 19 for media managers and from April 10 to 23 for journalists. It will be marked by thematic conferences but also field visits to Beijing and other localities in the country.

The seminar for media executives and journalists from Burkina Faso is organized by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and actively led by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Source: Burkina Information Agency