Jan 18, 2013, 12:38 PM
Mr. Nfamara Jawneh, a sub-editor and youth forum columnist with this paper left
He is among 24 young journalists from across the world to partake in
The course is organised by the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of InWEnt, Capacity
Speaking to this reporter, shortly before his departure Jawneh lauded the management of The Point for giving him the opportunity and support to participate in this important international training.
"This is a clear manifestation of how much this paper values the training and exposure of its staff, both locally and internationally," he said.
"I would also like to use this opportunity to join a host of others to congratulate my boss Mr. Pap Saine for his recent IPI hero award. It's indeed a deserving award and I must pray to God for him to have good health and long life. Dad I thank-you for making me what I am today," he noted.
He also thanked IIJ of InWEnt for selecting him among a lot of applicants.
Meanwhile, Jawneh has also arranged donor meetings with some development organisations, both in
The programme is a unique opportunity to broaden the knowledge on the key topic of press freedom, and discuss professional ethical standards, among others.
It seeks to cover both practical experience and profound insights into the political and ethical framework that guides the practical journalistic work.
According to him, those identified by the organisers to conduct the training are media experts and prominent senior journalists with experience in all aspects of newspaper and online work.
Most of them work, or have worked in leading newspapers, news agencies or online newsrooms in
"I do hope that the training would further enhance my journalistic competencies, thus enable me improve on my input upon my return," he concluded.