Jan 23, 2009, 6:44 AM
At least 30 journalists from across the country last Thursday concluded a four-day journalism skills improvement-training workshop at the Tango Office's in Fajara M. Section.
The training participants were drawn from both print and electronic media across the country. The Gambia Press Union (GPU) organised the training with funding from the Capacity Building Project of West African Journalists Association (CBP-WAJA) and the African Capacity Building Foundation.
The objectives of the course were, among others, to improve the understanding of participants, on the ethics of journalism, the media and the law, to improve their perspectives, techniques and skills on news collection and news writing.
Addressing the participants at the closing ceremony, Mr. Madi Ceesay, Director of Media Agenda, congratulated the participants on their achievements. He encouraged them to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired on the course. He implored them to keep reading so as to develop themselves.
Mr. Alpha Sall WAJA Capacity Building Project Co-ordinator said that among WAJA's aims is to promote unity among journalists in the region. He acknowledged the role The Gambia is playing at WAJA level.
Mrs. Sarata Jabby-Dibba first vice president GPU cum participant thanked the organisers and sponsors for empowering them.
Participants were awarded certificates at the end of the programme.
The program, chaired by Pa Modou Faal Auditor of the GPU, was graced by Mr. Alieu Sagnia Director of Information Services.