19/08

Workshop to raise capacities to produce programmes in three areas of concern in Sengerema, Tanzania

This four day workshop, held in Sengerema, Mwanza, in the United Republic of Tanzania, had a special focus on strengthening the capacity of journalists and correspondents from four local radios to report on issues of local public concern. 

19/08

Correspondents' network and ICTs for programming, editorial work and diffusion at Ohangwena Community Radio, Namibia

This training aimed at establishing a network of correspondents and increase their knowledge of ICTS in various areas to support local broadcasting. The training took place from 19-23 August 2013 in Eenhana at Ohangwena Community Radio for a total of 6 participants (2 men and 4 women).

15/07

Correspondents' network and ICTs for programming, editorial work and diffusion in Mafeteng

A workshop carried out from 15 to 19 July 2013 capacitated 10 correspondents (4 women) from Mafeteng community radio station. Trainees were motivated to discuss the value and possible applications of ICTs in the context of radio broadcasting. The workshop provided Mafeteng community radio station correspondents the knowledge and skills to integrate ICTs into broadcasting in order to improve the quality of programming and encourage Mafeteng community participation.

08/07

ICTs use in radio broadcasting and establishment of a network of Correspondents at Live FM

Correspondents from live FM, Rehoboth, attended a training from 8 to 12 July 2013 to improve knowledge and skills on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and  their role in programming, editorial and reporting. UNESCO provided this training for 6 correspondents (4 women) that included theoretical and practical work, including four radio programmes, uploaded on the radio station's YouTube and advertised on Twitter. 

24/06

ICTs use in radio broadcasting and establishment of a network of Correspondents at Riverside

UNESCO Windhoek Cluster Office promoted a workshop to explore the use of ICTs for broadcasting, networking, interacting and produce radio content from 24th to 28th June,2013 in Upington, South Africa. The training empowered 10 (5 women) staff and correspondents of Radio Riverside.

24/06

ICTs in radio broadcasting and establishment of a network of correspondents at Bush and Atlantis radio stations

Bush Radio and Radio Atlantis'correspondents were trained on the use of ICTs, broadcasting and networking. The workshop took place at Bush Radio, between 24 and 28 June 2013, and capacitated 20 trainees (10 women).

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