Training Parliamentary Journalists in the Developing World

Article 3 / 13 , Vol 33 No 1 (Spring)

Training Parliamentary Journalists in the Developing World

The most stable, thriving democracies share at least one common trait: A free and independent news media and journalists who enjoy decent salaries, basic job stability and a recognized and respected place in the political business of the nation. Not so in much of the developing world. This article looks at the experience of one Canadian journalist who has participated in training programmes for journalists in various developing countries, particularly those who cover parliamentary institutions.