Media practitioners acquired skills to tell the Rwandan story by using new media

From 21st November to 28th November, 30 media practitioners have been deployed into all provinces of the country in practical training to equip them with skills on professional capacity to generate relevant content about Rwanda, distribute the information nationally and across borders.

Speaking to trainees, Peacemaker MBUNGIRAMIHIGO, the Executive Secretary of the Media High Council urged them to use new media to brand the Rwandan image by producing and publishing the original Rwandan Stories.

Trainees appreciated skills acquired from the training and testify that will enable them to produce professional stories centered to the audience need.

Eric Dushime from Intyoza.com said: “It is my first time to attend this kind of practical training, I leant a lot from this training like how to balance a story, working as a team because I used to work alone and I gained skills from my mates editors on how to produce professional stories focusing on Rwandan realities.

Thabiti Hassan from Bwiza.com said “I leant how to make interviews with local leaders and citizens and how to produce a balanced story focusing on audience need.”

The Eight day practical training has been organized basing on the recommendations from the 9th National Dialogue on Media development held at Serena Hotel on 8th November 2017.  The training has been conducted in 11 Districts such as Rubavu, Nyabihu, Huye,  Nyanza, Musanze, Burera, Bugesera, Rwamagana, Nyarugenge , Gasabo and  Kicukiro.