Mang’elete community radio: Training on how to feed local news and collect testimonies

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Kenya, Mtito Andei
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Jaco Du toit, Advisor Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Tel: +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566, Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org)

UNESCO will support Mang’elete Community Radio station to carry out a 2 day workshop of its correspondents on how to feed the radio station local news and collect testimonies. The workshop will attract participation of 99 correspondents. It aims at equipping participants with knowledge and skills on how they can increase local content in the station’s programming. Participants to the training are mainly members of the 33 women groups who have actively always been involved in programming activities at the radio station thus enabling it increase local content.
During the training, the participants will be taught on the importance of their role in feeding the community radio with up to date local news and testimonies, and the current media laws and ethics of journalism practice in Kenya. New ICTs tools will also be introduced to participants to enable ease communication among them.

This training is part of UNESCO’s ongoing initiative of building capacities of community radios in Kenya under the ongoing SIDA project “Empowering Community radio’s with ICTs.”