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Point Sub-Editor Off to South Africa

May 18, 2009, 6:38 AM

Mr Baboucarr Senghore, another Sub-editor of The Point Newspaper, left Banjul last Saturday 16th May for Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, where he will take part in a two-week long training workshop on parliamentary reporting.

Mr Senghore, who was invited by the Pan African Parliament in collaboration with the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) will join other journalists from African public and independent media organisations.

The training, which is expected to start today Monday 18th May, will take place during the Eleventh Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament also expected to open today in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The training aims, among other objectives, at fostering journalism in Africa as well as raising awareness about the role and functions of the Pan African Parliament, NEPAD, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), E-Africa Commission, and the NEPAD Science and Technology Initiative on and for the African continent and its people. The elated Baboucarr Senghore expressed thanks and appreciation to NEPAD, GTZ and the management of the Point Newspaper.
Meanwhile The Point Sub-editors, Momodou Sanyang and Nfamara Jawneh, are expected back home after attending a two-week long international training workshop on the theme, "the media's role in conflict transformation and peace building, West Africa" held in Ghana.