Point staff wraps up UNESCO-EU training project

Monday, July 03, 2017

The staff of The Point Newspaper recently completed a four-week training sponsored by the EU-UNESCO project, meant for building the capacity of journalists in the country.

The official closing ceremony was attended by the deputy permanent secretary Ministry of Information, Communication and Infrastructure Malik Jones as well as the trainer, Malick Jallow.

Speaking at the closing of the training, Pap Saine, managing director of The Point Newspaper, welcomed the permanent secretary and thanked him for attending the official closing of the training.

He said that the training was very important for building the capacity of his staff.

Mr Saine thanked the EU-UNESCO for providing such training for The Gambian media so as to upgrade their skills in doing their work effectively.

The Point boss equally thanked the facilitator of the training, noting that he equipped his staff with the basic knowledge of human rights reporting

Delivering his statement, deputy permanent secretary Malick Jones thanked the management and staff of The Point Newspaper for the invitation, noting that the training was very important for journalists in doing their work effectively.

DPS Jones called on the journalists to be specialized, which, he said, was very key as a professional, adding that the training comes at an opportune moment when there was a new dispensation in the political annals of the country.

 “We have a new government that has made the pronouncement of media freedom which is very good news to all journalists,” he said.

He called on journalists to instill the idea of research in their work because research is a fundamental principle of journalism.

Author: Njie Baldeh