Community reporters urged to conduct more investigative journalism

Speaking during an Investigative Journalism Workshop held in Cape Town, South Africa for Bush Radio, Radio Atlantis and Valley FM from 7-11 September 2015, presenters from various Non-Governmental Organisations said community reporters should unearth the truth that is normally hidden by people in positions of authority. 
Themes: Journalism

Community reporters trained in investigative journalism

Journalists and news correspondents from four community radios were trained in investigative journalism in two separate but parallel workshops that took place from 31 August 2015 to 4 September 2015 in Lesotho and South Africa.

Entrepreneurship and Income Generation Workshop for Mugambo Jwetu FM, in Tigania

UNESCO arrived in Tigania! Our organization supported Mug'ambo Jwetu FM to carry out a two-day training Mug'ambo radio staff on Entrepreneurship and Income Generation from 20-22 April 2015 in Tigania, Meru County. The training workshop attracted 14 participants composed of 9 men and 4 women.


Workshops for Base FM’s staff and correspondents in Namibia

Base FM’s staff participated in a series of workshops provided by UNESCO on the role of correspondents, the use of ICTs, entrepreneurship, income generation, marketing, financial planning, management and sustainability from 1 to 5 December 2014 in Katutura, Namibia. Mr. Julius J Mtemahanji and Ms. Elva Gomez di Sibandze facilitated the training. 


Finance training for local radio’s managers in Kenya

UNESCO organized a finance training for 12 participants from 6 community radio stations from 2 to 4 December 2014 at West Wind Hotel, in Meru County, Kenya. The workshop aimed to enhance their understanding of the basic principles of financial planning and management and to ensure that they are able to plan, control and analyze financial information including budgets.


Humanitarian reporting and development journalism workshop in South Africa

UNESCO conducted a training workshop on humanitarian reporting and development journalism for correspondents from five community radios in South Africa, from 1 to 2 December 2014. The objectives of the workshop were to introduce participants to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to show how South Africa has progressed in meeting these goals as well as to enable participants to come up with community-based stories from the MDGs. 


Workshop for Bush Radio’s staff and correspondents in South Africa

A five-day workshop, from 27 to31 October 2014, was held at Bush Radio in Cape Town, South Africa, to enhance the station’s operations especially when working with correspondents. The workshop sought to equip correspondents with news gathering and writing techniques – skills required for effective planning and producing radio programmes that are relevant, participatory and gender sensitive; and provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge on how to use ICTs in radio programming, conducting interviews, collecting feedback and testimonies; among others.


Workshop on the use of ICTs at Live FM in Namibia

UNESCO carried out a workshop from 13 to 17 October 2014 at Live FM community radio station premises, in Namibia, on the use of ICTs for reporting and broadcasting. The five-day training was attended by seven participants comprising of the station manager, volunteers and staff members of radio station.


Workshop on the use of Skype and YouTube for news gathering and reporting at Mwanedu FM, in Kenya

UNESCO supported Mwanedu FM to carry out a two-day training workshop. The workshop was on the use of Skype and YouTube in news gathering and reporting while being held on the 11th and 12th of August 2014 in Voi, Kenya. Eight journalists, five men and three women, from Mwanedu FM were equipped with the knowledge and skills on how to use these tools to enhance their work.