Category Archives: Media Development Trainings

BBG Provides Critical Health Reporting Training in Tblisi, Georgia

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Thirty four journalists, journalism educators and communication officers participated in an August 16-18 seminar on crisis health reporting hosted by the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. The BBG Seminar on Avian Influenza, Other Pandemic Diseases and Disaster Preparedness Read more »

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VOA Welcomes Russian Journalists

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Six Russian journalists from Buryatia, a Western region near the Mongolian border, spent two weeks with the Voice of America (VOA) as part of a unique fellowship supported by the Library of Congress’ Open World Leadership Center. The journalists participated in editorial meetings, observed production Read more »

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BBG Provides Bird Flu Reporting Workshops

Journalists in Vietnam participate in a BBG workshop on covering avian influenza

BOGOR, INDONESIA — As concerns about avian influenza spread across Asia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) conducted workshops in Vietnam and Indonesia to train local journalists on how to cover the deadly disease and other potential epidemics. The workshops, which were held this week Read more »

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Citizen Journalism Training in Moldova Teaches Ethics and Innovation

Citizen journalists shooting personal introductions for their new group Facebook page:  Alexander Doroshenko (far left), reporter at NGO Media Center in Tiraspol, Transnistria; Elena Ratoi, PR coordinator at Public Association "Motivation"; RFE/RL's Diana Raileanu and Liliana Barbarosie (far right).

Chisinau, Moldova — Sixteen Moldovan journalists and civil society activists, keen on using media as a tool to make government more transparent, have just completed a Broadcasting Board of Governors-sponsored workshop that focused on using mobile phones and new media tools to promote the free Read more »

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Tanzania Health Project – “Je Nifanyeje” (What Shall I Do?)

  Je Nifanyeje is part of the Tanzania Health Project which is funded by USAID Tanzania and supported by VOA Swahili. Je Nifanyeje’s mission is to help the youth make informed and important decisions to improve their social and physical health. In English, “Je Nifanyeje” Read more »

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VOA Training Report – Juba, South Sudan, June 11 – 15, 2012

    VOA’s South Sudan Project held a reporting training workshop at the Zara Hotel in Juba, South Sudan June 11 – 15, 2012.  Nineteen trainees were on hand, including reporters from VOA’s South Sudan in Focus, and reporters and announcers from the Voice of Read more »

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The Role of Media on Critical Health Issues: Supporting Health and Development in Tanzania

Summary The trip entailed two days of activities including a full day training session of Tanzanian reporters, coordinated and implemented by Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and a half-day Town Hall meeting with representatives from the Public and Private Sector, reporters and CEOs from major media Read more »

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Votre Sante, Votre Avenir – Your Health, Your Future Visits the DRC

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Six months after the launch of “Votre Sante Votre Avenir” (Your Health, Your Future) on May 12, 2011, VOA’s new health program, writer and host Khalil Gueye and Producer Fatouma Kalala travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they joined the show’s local Read more »

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VOA Workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Influenza

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Summary VOA organized a workshop for journalists from Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China to report on avian and pandemic influenza. The sessions provided the most up-to-date information about virus, prevention of infection, symptoms of influenza and treatment and care Read more »

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Nigeria/Town Hall and Training

Abuja, Nigeria VOA’s Development office and the Hausa Service organized a Town Hall and Health Workshhop for  journalists in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday, June 27, 2011 as part of the BBG trip to Africa. The Town Hall, organized in conjunction with Radio France International, focused on Read more »

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