CFI has geared up for FIFA World Cup

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will take place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010. To help CFI’s TV partners adapt their schedule to this sporting event, CFI has selected several documentaries that will be offered to them in the weeks to come: • Nelson Mandela : In the Name of Freedom (52’) • The Adventure of African Football (2 x 52’) • Political Assassinations : the End of Apartheid) (52’) • Le Ballon d’or (The Golden Ball) (90’), feature film by Cheikh Doukouré On 2nd June 2010, 11 a.m., Etienne Fiatte Managing director of CFI, Guillaume Pierre Africa director of CFI, Martin Mimb & Ruth Ouattara (by webcam since Douala and Ouagadougou) Journalists, Karl Olive, Journalist and producer provided a press conference at “le Cape” regarding FIFA WC 2010. For the first time, a team of 17 African professionals, selected within African televisions stations, and trained by International Channel France (CFI), will be commenting on line from South Africa all of the FIFA world cup matches for 41 African televisions. Over this conference, CFI explained why a co-operation body invested in this project, how they have equipped journalists it had selected and prepared for one year and how this great sporting event can contribute to the modernization of African media. In a separate note and to support its African TV partners as they get ready for this event, CFI has been organising advanced workshops on sports journalism for the past several months. The co-operation body highlighted that Algerian television (EPTV) has asked CFI to help prepare to cover the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Four workshops were scheduled in Algiers: - live match commentary, with Philippe Doucet, journalist for Canal+. -summarising and news topic production, with Fabien Duflos, TV reporter at Canal+ Sports. -production, animation and broadcasting of a studio show, with Frédéric Gaillard, Production Director for the Sports Department of France Télévisions, and Dominique Le Glou, sports show presenter for France Télévisions.