MISA Malawi, DW Akademie kick-start trainings
Media Institute of Southern Africa Malawi Chapter (MISA Malawi) and DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organisation for media development, have rolled out the much awaited trainings for Malawian journalists and communications professionals.
The trainings are part of a series of capacity building initiatives MISA Malawi and DW Akademie have arranged on different thematic areas for the period January – March, 2019.
The trainings include ‘Digital Story Telling,’ for online journalists; ‘Essential Public Communication skills’ for Public Relations Officers; ‘Essential Journalism Skills,’ for community radio broadcasters; and ‘Voter-centered Elections Reporting,’ for seasoned journalists interested in elections reporting.
The ‘Digital Storytelling’ training started off on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Bridge View Hotel in Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe.
Speaking during the official opening of the workshop, MISA Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga said online journalism skills are now a must for journalists.
“We hope that, in the next three days, journalists will be able to master skills that will help them to precisely tell stories on social media and website. The skills that they will get will also be useful in other traditional media such as television,” Ndanga said.
She thanked DW Akademie for the financial and technical support to MISA Malawi’s capacity building initiatives. She said the trainings are part of MISA Malawi’s Training Centre program, which is DW Akademie is supporting.
All the trainings will be facilitated by a DW Akademie trainer in conjunction with local MISA Malawi trainers.
An expert in Digital Storytelling, Marcus Bösch of DW Akademie has teamed up with Nation Publications Limited Online Editor Sellina Kainja and Zodiak Broadcasting Station Online Editor George Kalungwe in facilitating the Digital Story Telling Workshop.
About MISA Malawi
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.