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Venezuelans conclude online Knight Center course about electoral coverage


Forty Venezuelan journalists took part in the course “Electoral Coverage and Democracy,” from June 28–Aug. 11, 2010. The free, six-week course was the Knight Center's first training program designed specifically for Venezuelan journalists. It was offered in Spanish to help journalists prepare to cover Venezuela’s upcoming parliamentary elections on Sept. 26.

The Knight Center offered the class in partnership with the Carter Center and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It was taught by Colombian journalist and trainer María Teresa Ronderos, editor of Semana.com and president of the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) of Colombia.

Ronderos said she believes "this course on electoral coverage will give the participants a variety of tools for making their work more original, investigative, bold, and useful during the campaigns.”

For more information, see this Knight Center story.