Media practitioners equipped with skills to assess civil society’s contribution to the community development.
From 23-30th January 2018, the Media High Council conducted a practical training for 32 media practitionners to equip them with journalistic skills which enabled them to assess Civil society‘s contribution in enhancing citizen participation in different government programs.
Addressing to trainees, Peacemaker MBUNGIRAMIHIGO, the Executive Secretary of the Media High Council said that the field training aims at enhancing media professionalism, improving quality of media content and raising awareness of the access to information Law.
Trainees testified that the skills they gained from the aforementioned training will enable them to produce articles centered to the need of citizen.
Clementine NYIRANGARUYE from Pax Press said that the training enabled her to share experience with her colleagues. She learnt from others how to choose an appropriate photo for an article, how to write caption and how to meet deadline without pressure.
Jean Paul TURATSINZE from Rwanda Broadcasting Agency said that this training helped him to reach rural areas and enabled him to cover live stories centered to the need of citizen.
“I’m happy because this training helped me to interact with people, to reach the source of information, to produce accurate information with sources and facts. He said
According to Theoneste NKURINZIZA: “Since 8 years in media sector, It’s my fist time to attend this kind of practical training organized by the Media High Council. This training equipped me with skills on how to choose a good angle; I have to think about the need of the audience before producing my article. I learnt how to approach local leaders and citizen during the interview. “
The trainees recommended the Media High Council to increase the number of days for the training and to make sure that all media practitioners participate in this kind of training because it’s very fruitful.
The Eight – day practical training held in different district such as Huye , Nyanza, Musanze , Gicumbi, Nyarugenge, Karongi, Rutsiro, Bugesera , Rwamagana ; enabled media practitioners to assess the impact of different activities which supported by different Civil societies organizations in rural development . The different news stories that journalists produced during the training have been disseminated through theirmedia outlets.
Public relations and Communication Officer