Media and communications training

Media and communications training

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New Media Training Centre

MISA Malawi strongly believes that quality reporting by highly skilled journalists is key to promoting media independence and pluralism in the country.

For this reason, it is investing in building a new specialist Media Training Centre in the capital, Lilongwe, to hold workshops, trainings and networking events for those involved in the media and communications sector.

Our aim is for the MISA Malawi Training Centre to become a home for transformative media and communications programmes.

The foundations and outer walls of the purpose-built Training Centre have already been laid and the building is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

As well as the MISA Malawi’s office, the space will include a large training room with a capacity of up to 30 people, a library and a kitchen as well as an outside luncheon area and ample car parking.

Training modules developed

In the meantime, modules on Digital Storytelling, Community Radio Essentials, Public Relations Skills and Voter Centred Election Reporting have already been developed. Trainers have also received training on how to deliver practical, skills-based workshops.

Once the Media Training Centre is up and running, it will offer both general and customised trainings and workshops to practising journalists and editors, and well as those working in public relations and communications sectors.

This project is being undertaken with the support of DW Akademie, a German international media development organisation.

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