Home 9 News 9 12 broadcasters acquire radio production skills

12 broadcasters acquire radio production skills

MISA Malawi training
17 Jul, 2021
Participants to the training were drawn from 12 community media outlets.

Community broadcasters from 12 community media outlets across Malawi have acquired advanced radio production skills after attending a five-day Advanced Essential Journalism Skills training that MISA Malawi organised in Lilongwe.

The training took place at MISA Malawi’s Mtolankhani House between Monday July 12 and Friday July 16, 2021.

One of the participants, Mayamiko Nyirenda of Voice of Livingstonia Radio in Mzuzu said the training has taught her research skills in broadcasting.

Before this training, I could not go deeper and do thorough research before arranging and conducting an interview. Now I know the importance of understanding both the source and the content before going into any news or programme interview,” Nyirenda said.

Hope Nyondo, Programmes Manager at Dzimwe Community Radio in Monkey Bay, Mangochi said he has learned the best ways of handling stubborn sources to ensure that they still provide desired information.

Nyondo also said digital audio editing topic has helped him acquire techniques on how to produce quality radio materials using adobe audition.

Gaka Community Radio reporter Charity Alufinali said, through the training, she now understands better her responsibilities as a broadcaster.

Frazer Chamadenga of Chanco Community Radio in Zomba said he has learned how to avoid disseminating destructive information.

I have learned that we have to be responsible and accountable to our listeners, sources, media houses and the community in general. As broadcasters, we should always use facts or verifiable information,” Chamadenga said.

Reporter for Salima-based Chisomo Community Radio Veronica Mwenda said she has learned how to double check sources before using their information on radio.

MISA Malawi trainers Suzgo Chitete and Emmanuel Kondowe facilitated the training physically while DW Akademie trainer Andreas Lange facilitated virtually from his Germany base.

Chitete said community media outlets are the next being thing and community broadcasters need to gain certain skills for them to perform.

Journalism is an art and we learn every day. When we come together, we share experiences and learn from one another,” Chitete said.

The training is part of journalism education activities that MISA Malawi is implementing in partnership with DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organization for media development.

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) 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.

Share this

Related news

MISA Malawi moves to counter misinformation

MISA Malawi moves to counter misinformation

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapter has organised a series of media briefings that seek to counter misinformation related to Covid-19 pandemic. Misa Malawi chairperson Teresa Ndanga disclosed this last Wednesday during the first virtual media...

MISA Malawi to host Covid-19 press conferences

MISA Malawi to host Covid-19 press conferences

The alarming levels of misinformation and inaccurate information around the Covid-19 pandemic have necessitated MISA Malawi’s response by hosting Covid-19 press conferences between August and December 2021. The conferences, nine in total, are aimed at providing the...

MISA Malawi Vice Chairperson in Zambia for election observation

MISA Malawi Vice Chairperson in Zambia for election observation

MISA Malawi Vice Chairperson Mandy Pondani is in Zambia for General Elections observation. Pondani is part of a six-member MISA Regional Mission observing media and freedom of expression landscape during that country’s General Elections. Zambians are voting to elect...

MISA Malawi trainers in Zambia election reporting training

MISA Malawi trainers in Zambia election reporting training

Two MISA Malawi trainers are part of the three-member team of trainers facilitating a five-day virtual training on voter-centred election reporting. The trainers, Anderson Fumulani and Gregory Gondwe are part of DW Akademie-trained MISA Malawi trainer pool. The third...

News

/ MISA on Twitter


#AccessToInformation https://t.co/5MpMs55sAg
misamalawi photo
fesmedia Africa @fesmediaAfrica
The IDUAI day is fast approaching! For public officials wishing to understand more about why this is such an important day, please register for this sponsored online course at https://t.co/WNtDeFlQEh @africafoicentre @Law_Democracy @fraycollege https://t.co/C6jlQqCR5m

#WomenInMedia https://t.co/hLl2pbQDiH
misamalawi photo
Women in News @WomenInNews
WIN Media Lounge launch day is finally here - and we can’t keep calm 💃🏾💃🏾

We have a few hours to go to 3pm (EAT), so there’s still time to register: https://t.co/fEyQYixLbE

We’re looking forward to hosting you!
@EzelinaK

#WINAfrica #WINMediaLounge #HerStory https://t.co/O9vQNcvG30

Smartphone is currently one of the most popular tools that people are using to take pictures. But the how matters in #journalism. @misamalawi #Photojournalism Skills training in partnership with @dw_akademie
#JournalismEducation
#MediaDevelopment https://t.co/PTwbBexwtl
misamalawi photo