Mar 18, 2009, 5:34 AM
The African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program organised a three week long intensive capacity building workshop for selected media personnel.
Underway at the Gambia Press Union secretariat, the training, which started on
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Swaebou Conateh, lead consultant of the training program said that the training is an extension to past and on-going activities.
"More specifically, the activity is planned as a remedial program for journalists in the print and electronic media. That means a continuation of the participants education in the field of journalism", he said.
Mr Pap Saine, Co-publisher and Managing editor of the Point newspaper urged the participants to be serious with the training as it is a very rare opportunity.
Miss Sainabou Marong, representative of the UNDP expressed the UNDP's commitment to be supporting the development efforts of the government and people of the
Mr Amadou Ceesay, a representative of the African Centre officially declared the workshop open.