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Alexander Richter 25 Oct 2017

A new training program for energy journalists has been launched by Anadolu Agency in Turkey. This is a great idea and ThinkGeoEnergy wondered if there would be interest for something similar.

Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency (AA) recently announced the launch of its “Energy Journalism Training” for international participants in Ankara with the collaboration of the Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and the AA News Academy.

I thought this to be a brilliant approach to help not only aspiring journalists and news outlet to help on the coverage of energy news, but also a great way to support the energy sector receiving energy coverage.

Under the program, so Anadolu in its news piece, “twenty-three international trainees began the program from six different countries – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.

Representatives from the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkish Petroleum (TP) and academics from Turkey’s Ankara University, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkish Energy Law Research Institute and Institute for Energy Markets and Policies (EPPEN) will deliver training in accordance with AA’s vision of establishing specialized reporting in different sectors.

As part of the program several subjects will be addressed, including reporting and interview techniques, energy policies, the global natural gas and oil market and energy law. Simultaneous Russian translation will be provided to trainees.

The Anadolu Agency’s training is unique as it offers a 26-day program covering both theoretical and practical classes. The program began on Monday, Oct. 23 and will continue until Nov. 17.

Successful participants will be awarded internationally-recognized certificates at the end of their training. The agency, which has over 1,500 subscribers both in Turkey and abroad, also plans to launch a Spanish service soon.”

Source: Anadolu News Agency