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SJAG to train 20 sports journalists

Nov 19, 2014, 10:23 AM

Barely less than three months since a new executive was elected to steer the affairs of the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG) for the next four years, the new executive with the support of its parent body, the Gambia Press Union (GPU), will organise a three-day intensive training course for 20 sports journalists drawn from 20 media houses in the country.

The training session, which commences on Thursday 20th November by 9 am at the GTMI in Kanifing, will center on the following topics: Ethical Journalism, Media Law, New Media and Communication Act. The SJAG will be providing two volunteers to address the following topics: Fundamentals of Sports Journalism and Challenges to Sports Journalism and the way forward.

The invited media houses are Afri Radio, Capital FM, FMB Brikama, City Limits, Paradise FM, Hot FM, Star FM, Unique FM, Vibes FM, West Coast Radio, GRTS TV, Daily Observer Newspaper, The Point Newspaper, Standard Newspaper, The City Venture, Sportsview, Forooyaa Newspaper, Kora FM, Teranga FM, and GRTS Radio, with each media house to be represented by one participant.

“We are urging on all the media houses invited to send one participant and he or she must be a sports journalist. We encourage all to attend because we want to see many trained sports journalists,” said Alieu Ceesay, assistant secretary general of the SJAG.

While thanking the GPU for their continued partnership with the SJAG, Ceesay who is also a senior reporter with the Daily Observer newspaper said the new executive is aware of the need to organize training programmes for its members to better build their capacity in executing their duty as professional journalists.

“We want to open a new page in the SJAG and we are urging on all sports journalists to be committed and participate in the association’s activities.

“For any clarification, please call Assistant SG Ceesay on 6693424, 7493424, 3813805.”