First phase (2012-2014)

Local Radio

Micheweni Radio

94.7 FM

Kyela FM

96 FM

Pambazuko

90.7

Use of Internet to Report on Three Selected Areas, Pemba-Zanzibar, Tanzania
Use of Internet to Report on Three Selected Areas, Pemba-Zanzibar, Tanzania
Use of Internet to Report on Three Selected Areas, Pemba-Zanzibar, Tanzania
Use of Internet to Report on Three Selected Areas, Pemba-Zanzibar, Tanzania
Use of Internet to Report on Three Selected Areas, Pemba-Zanzibar, Tanzania
Coordinator - Rise Haji, Community Media Trainer
Facilitator - Lucas Kulwa, Kyela FM Station Manager 
 
Objectives of the training
  • To explain how internet and other digital media have changed the world of communication and media.
  • To practice how to search for information through the internet and also how to publish journalistic content online.
  • To share and impart news skills on ICTs
  • To practice new skills by creating blogs, write features and open email accounts
  • To give opportunity to host community radio to participate
Results of the training
  • Participants learnt how to open email accounts and register to professional websites like Farm Radio and Barza
  • Registered on Skype
  • Created blogs and post features on three thematic areas: agriculture, health and education
Challenges:
The duration of training workshop was affected by religious holiday of Eid El Hadji. It was obliged to reduce the number of days from five to three. However, this did not affect delivery of the workshop. The programme was implemented effectively. Moreover, some of the exercises of the training for participants to translate practice into skills were affected by lack of equipment coupled with limited internet connectivity. Practices were heavily dependent to demonstrations. However, the achievement of the training was good as was evaluated by participants verbally.
 

The participants appreciated the training and valued the skills imparted to them as useful for their daily journalistic work.

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