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Sports Journalist Training Underway

Jan 6, 2009, 8:37 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

A four-day training course for sports journalists kicked-off yesterday at the Gambia Press Union GPU headquarters at

Garba Jahumpa Road
in Bakau.

The participants were drawn from the print and electronic media and the training course is organised by Media Agenda and sponsored by NATCOM.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the permanent secretary Department of Youth and Sport, Mr. Mambayick Njie, said that sport is important to our health. He further challenged sport reporters to be diverse in their reporting on the various sporting disciplines and on sport infrastructure.

PS Njie commended Media Agenda for organising the course which he said will go a long way in improving the standard of sports reporting in The Gambia. He urged the participants to take the training seriously.

For his part, the director of Media Agenda, Mr. Madi Ceesay, informed the participants that the training is organised by Media Agenda and Natcom. He expressed his organisation's willingness to train young journalists in the country.

The president of The Gambia Press Union, Ndey Tapha Sosseh, said that her office is ever ready to work with Media Agenda in the promotion and development of Gambian journalists especially the young ones.