Etablissement Liberté

Dans le cadre de la semaine de la presse qui se déroule du 13 au 24 avril dans l'établissement les 54 élèves des classes de3A et 3C ont rencontré Alex Duval-Smith, journaliste au World Service de la BBC en poste à Bamako.

Ils ont échangé avec elle en anglais pendant une heure au cours de laquelle ils lui ont posé des questions afin de mieux la connaitre, dans un deuxième temps elle les a interrogés sur leur rapport aux médias et aux réseaux sociaux Elle leur a fait partager sa passion pour son métier, a expliqué son parcours scolaire dans les lycées de l'AEFE et sa carrière en Afrique. Les élèves la remercient pour ce moment chaleureux et éducatif qui leur a permis de découvrir ce métier passionnant à un âge où ils s'interrogent sur leur avenir.


On Monday April 20th we interviewed the BBC foreign correspondent in Mali. Alex Duval Smith is half British and half Swedish and started working for the BBC two years ago after being a free lance journalist. Her career path is different from most reporters as she didn't graduate from university or go to a school of journalism. After her French Baccalauréat in Sweden she started to work as a trainee for a newspaper and that was the beginning of her career. To become a journalist you need to be interested in discovering the world and meeting a lot of new people. For her it is as interesting to interview a market lady as a president. Being curious is also necessary as well as speaking English fluently. She thinks working in Africa is great because there are plenty of stories to be told. She explained that her job was difficult because you must deal with a lot of information and make the difference between what is false and what is right and well-founded. She wanted to be a journalist at the age of 14 and her dream came true. Her second choice for a job was being a taxi driver. Both jobs give you the opportunity to meet a lot of people. Being a journalist takes a lot of time and your private life may suffer from it. When she goes to dangerous places she wears a helmet and a bullet-proof-jacket. We learnt a lot about her job and it was interesting to listen to her. It was fun.