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Junior diplomats attended media training practice

 

The junior diplomats went through training which should prepare them for presenting in front of television cameras. They were trained to present their own reports, foreign communications and give impromptu interviews.

 

On Tuesday, March 10 Junior Diplomatic from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended a training which simulates performing in front of television cameras. In the theoretical part of the course they learnt the principles of creating and presenting reports and how to manage contact with journalists and diplomats abroad. The practical part of the training was focused on presenting their own reports, foreign communications and giving impromptu interviews.

This course for the Department of Education and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is traditionally led by the Director of the Press Department of the Ministry of Justice and former director of the American Center Miroslav Konvalina, together with renowned journalists Jiri Rusnok, Roman Bradac and Radka Klabikova.

Media training is one of the most practical diplomatic skills, which the junior diplomats must learn. This training was commended by the Academic Council of the Diplomatic Academy meeting in December 2014. The Academic Council had stated that the focus on practical skills is the current trend of diplomatic training worldwide.

In addition to training for the television cameras, the junior diplomats also learnt to prepare for radio interviews, work with the Czech news agency, cooperate with journalists, and how to communicate through social media.

 

 

 

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