The Broadcasting Board of Governors and Voice of America, in partnership with the Aid and Development Forum, present a pre-conference training on media response during disasters.

BBG provides data journalism training in Macedonia

Photo courtesy: U.S. Embassy Macedonia

The Broadcasting Board of Governors, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia and the Desert Research Institute, hosted two data journalism workshops for journalists and journalism students, on using data in multi-platform reporting to substantiate and strengthen their stories. In addition to a discussion on visual data representation, the importance of verification and transparency was stressed in the training curriculum.

BBG provides critical health reporting training in Tblisi, Georgia

Lali Khabulava and Tamara Mamatelashvili

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 featured lectures, roundtable discussions, group work, case studies and hands-on social media platform sessions for reporting on influenza and natural disaster issues.