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About 50 journalists and military public affairs officers from several French speaking African nations are in Garmisch this week for a Public Affairs Media Symposium hosted by U.S. Africa Command.
More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014.  The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
5 photos: AFRICOM Media Symposium day 1
Photo 1 of 5: More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014. The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities. Download full-resolution version
GARMISCH, Germany-- LTC Ohouo Francis Abodou and LTC Koffi Jean-Claude Abina from the Chief of Armed Forces Press Office, Ivory Coast, listen to a presentation during the Public Affairs and the Media Symposium on Monday, May 12, 2014. The symposium, organized by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
5 photos: AFRICOM Media Symposium day 1
Photo 2 of 5: GARMISCH, Germany-- LTC Ohouo Francis Abodou and LTC Koffi Jean-Claude Abina from the Chief of Armed Forces Press Office, Ivory Coast, listen to a presentation during the Public Affairs and the Media Symposium on Monday, May 12, 2014. The symposium, organized by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities. Download full-resolution version
0070: (Far right) Major Karim Quily of the Burkina Faso of the Burkina Faso Armed Forces listens and takes notes during a presentation by Ambassador Phillip Carter, U.S. Africa Command’s Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, as part of the Public Affairs and Media Symposium organized for African military PAOs and journalist in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014.  More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from over 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the symposium.  The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
5 photos: AFRICOM Media Symposium day 1
Photo 3 of 5: 0070: (Far right) Major Karim Quily of the Burkina Faso of the Burkina Faso Armed Forces listens and takes notes during a presentation by Ambassador Phillip Carter, U.S. Africa Command’s Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, as part of the Public Affairs and Media Symposium organized for African military PAOs and journalist in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014. More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from over 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the symposium. The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities. Download full-resolution version
More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014.  The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
5 photos: AFRICOM Media Symposium day 1
Photo 4 of 5: More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014. The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities. Download full-resolution version
More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014.  The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
5 photos: AFRICOM Media Symposium day 1
Photo 5 of 5: More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014. The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities. Download full-resolution version
More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014.  The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
GARMISCH, Germany-- LTC Ohouo Francis Abodou and LTC Koffi Jean-Claude Abina from the Chief of Armed Forces Press Office, Ivory Coast, listen to a presentation during the Public Affairs and the Media Symposium on Monday, May 12, 2014. The symposium, organized by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
0070: (Far right) Major Karim Quily of the Burkina Faso of the Burkina Faso Armed Forces listens and takes notes during a presentation by Ambassador Phillip Carter, U.S. Africa Command’s Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, as part of the Public Affairs and Media Symposium organized for African military PAOs and journalist in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014.  More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from over 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the symposium.  The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014.  The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.
More than 60 journalists, military public affairs officers from 12 African nations and members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United States attended the Public Affairs Officers and Media Symposium held in Garmisch, Germany, May 12, 2014.  The symposium is designed to bring together military public affairs officers and civilian journalists from African partner nations to discuss case studies and best practices to improve public affairs planning and execution capabilities.

About 50 journalists and military public affairs officers from several French speaking African nations are in Garmisch this week for a Public Affairs Media Symposium hosted by U.S. Africa Command.

The symposium allows the two groups to share insights, sharpen their skills, and build valuable relationships as well as covering operations taking place on the continent.  

“This year we actually designed the symposium focused around the operations that were taking place in Mali lead by the French so we actually have a spokesperson coming from the French Joint Force Headquarters,” said Major Paula Kurtz from U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs.  

The four days will also include break-out sessions that will allow the journalists and military PAO’s to meet one another and talk about best practices and experiences.

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