Jan 21, 2009, 4:33 AM
The United States Embassy in The Gambia recently organised a
one-day workshop in the use of the Internet for over 30 Gambian journalists
from both the print and electronic media. Among the media houses and
organisations represented were The Gambia Press Union and Media Agenda. The training
was held at the Embassy's Conference hall, located at its offices along
The participants, who were drawn from various media houses
such as the The Point, the Daily Observer, Foroyaa,
Barry L Wells, the
Mohamadou M. Njie, public diplomacy and cultural affairs assistant at the US Embassy, thanked the US Embassy for organising such an important training for Gambian journalists. He also advised the journalists to make the best use of the knowledge gained during the internet research training course.
For her part, Marie Chery, an assistant Internet manager with The Point, said, "I am very happy to be given such an opportunity as this to attend this kind of training. As our trainer said most people learn how to use the Internet by themselves and through eny formal training so this makes me very proud to have this opportunity. I thank the authorities here at the American Embassy for organising this training which is vital for journalists."
Sheriff Barry, a reporter with the Daily Observer, said such training will add value to his profession as a journalist. He thanked the US Embassy for helping Gambian journalists.