The Philippine Star

Rus­sian TV ready to train Phl gov’t jour­nal­ists

- By ALEXIS ROMERO Manila · Moscow · Russia · Rodrigo Duterte · Philippines · RT

A Rus­sian tele­vi­sion net­work is will­ing to train em­ploy­ees of state-run me­dia en­ti­ties in the Philip­pines as part of an ef­fort to pro­mote greater ex­changes be­tween Manila and Moscow.

Pres­i­den­tial Com­mu­ni­ca­tions As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Ju­san Vin­cent Arcena said the en­gage­ment with tele­vi­sion net­work RT would al­low Rus­sian jour­nal­ists to share best prac­tices that are dif­fer­ent from those in the western me­dia.

“They’re very open and wel­come col­lab­o­ra­tions with us in the fu­ture, es­pe­cially RT. They of­fered train­ing pro­grams for our jour­nal­ists, es­pe­cially those work­ing for the state me­dia,” Arcena said in an in­ter­view with gov­ern­ment sta­tion Radyo Pilip­inas on Fri­day.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion, the Philip­pines’ first part­ner­ship with Rus­sia on me­dia co­op­er­a­tion, was dis­cussed on the side­lines of Pres­i­dent Duterte’s of­fi­cial visit to Moscow early this month.

In its web­site, RT de­scribed it­self as an au­ton­o­mous, non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that is pub­licly fi­nanced from the bud­get of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion. It is a global, round-the-clock news net­work of eight TV chan­nels with dig­i­tal plat­forms in six lan­guages.

Arcena said the Philip­pines would par­tic­i­pate in RT’s in­ter­na­tional sem­i­nar course, which seeks to ac­quaint the Philip­pine me­dia with the work of the tele­vi­sion net­work.

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