Dar -Es -Salaam, Tanzania
More than 20 Tanzanian journalists participated in a VOA training workshop in advance of the October 2010 presidential election in that country. The “Political and General Reporting Workshop for Journalists,” organized by the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, was designed to help journalists improve their pre-election reporting. Joan Mower, Director of VOA’s development office, and Khadija Riyami, a broadcaster in the VOA Swahili Service, conducted the training session.
Journalists in the workshop practiced reporting and interviewing techniques, reviewed the fundamentals of political reporting, and enhanced their Internet skills. They also examined ways in which new digital platforms are changing the traditional journalistic landscape.