Coast Radio commenced a six-day training programme for producers and presenters
under the EU/UNESCO project geared towards building the capacity of Gambian
media personnel on Monday.
In his welcoming remarks at the start of the training at the Wavecrest Hotel in Kotu, Peter Gomez, managing director of West Coast Radio, said the radio was able to implement a project it worked on for months with UNESCO and European Union.
“We all have weaknesses in our workplace,” he said, adding that a training project like the one they are embarked upon would allow them to strengthen those skills that are lacking with a view to improving on them.
“Over the next five days we will learn specific knowledge or skills to improve performance in our current roles,” he added.
Mr Gomez said West Coast Radio would continue to work with partners like the European Union and UNESCO to develop the capacity of their reporters and editors, who want to uncover and tell stories that matter.
“Our emphasis will be on traditional journalism skills, investigative reporting, skillful interviewing, relentless fact checking and clear elegant writing.”