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- Twelve Sudanese journalists received one-month training on election reporting under UNESCO’s programme, Joint Media Elections Training. The participants, from both Northern and Southern Sudan, attended two weeks of classroom training – the first one took place in Juba, from 12 to 16 October, and the second one in Khartoum, from 7 to 11 November. The lessons were interspersed with three weeks of mentored joint exercises.

- - Nabil Karoui, D-G of Algeria’s Nessma TV said that the channel will support the national team (les verts) in the African Cup of Nations with a weekly programme with contributors from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. He also said that both Cup of Nations and World Cup coverage would be enabled the Hotbird satellite so that the Maghreb diaspora could see it in Europe and elsewhere. Nessma alao wants to globalise Maghreb music and to do so it will present on its Star Academy 2 150 national songs modernised by Algerian composer Safy Boutella. According to a survey by Média Sens, Nessma TV had 70% viewing figures and a 79.5% satisfaction rating.