Maat starts the training program for media professionals in Cairo - the media is the most important guarantee of human rights

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Under the first phase of the program "Enhancing the capabilities of media professionals to cover the UPR", Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights started this morning the first training workshop for media professionals in the governorates of Greater Cairo.

The training program is one of the capacity building components of a project The Universal Periodic Review as a Tool to Improve Public Policies during the Transition, Which is implemented by the Foundation with funding from the European Union over a period of two years starting from January 2016.

The training program targets 100 media professionals working on issues related to human rights from all governorates of the Republic, through 8 training workshops divided into two phases during 2016-2017.

The training program seeks to provide media professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills that enable them to understand the system of human rights protection mechanisms in general and the universal periodic review mechanism in particular, in addition to providing them with the necessary knowledge related to improving public policies based on human rights standards and the state's obligations to the universal periodic review mechanism, and the implementation skills Media campaigns and writing media reports for monitoring and following up the implementation of recommendations.

The project, which began in January 2016, seeks to strengthen the role of the universal periodic review to improve public policies and reform human rights during the transitional phase in Egypt by actively engaging civil society organizations, activists and media professionals in following up and advocating for the necessary reform of human rights, and adopting new policies compatible with international human rights standards. Based on the 2014 UPR.

More updated news about the project activities is available at the following link: www.fb.com/UPR.Egypt2016/

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