Sep 16, 2014, 11:16 AM
Yusuf Ceesay, a reporter with The Point newspaper, yesterday left Banjul for Accra, Ghana, together with three other young journalists from the country.
Yusuf was invited by the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ in Germany to attend a two-week training on “Freedom and Responsibility in the Media”.
The course aims to examine the interdependence between quality and ethics in journalism; it seeks to empower journalists to make ethical decisions even under difficult circumstances.
It also aims at directing the attention to one of the key ethical challenges: the past as a major factor influencing the political climate and agenda of the presence.
Speaking to this reporter before his departure, Mr Ceesay expressed his delight to be part of this year’s summer academy programme.
“First of all let me thank God for giving me the opportunity and strength to attend the training,” he said.
Mr Ceesay also thanked The Point management for the tremendous support given him to attend the training while commending the organizers for inviting him.
Ceesay said this was a great opportunity for him as a young journalist, noting that the training will help in promoting and empowering young and upcoming journalists in so many endeavours.
“I am optimistic that the training would further enhance my capabilities and improve my work,” he said.