Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Starting internet workshop for trainers

We are now here at Tumaini University – Iringa University College, finally starting the first internet workshop for journalism trainers. This is part of a three-year development cooperation program on internet and journalism between the journalism department at Iringa and the VIKES Foundation, an international organ of the Union of Journalists in Finland and other journalist associations. The project is supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

It’s now already the third and last year of our cooperation. So far, workshops and courses being part of the official curriculum have been organized for journalism students from four different classes, but this is really the first workshop focusing on training the trainers in the use of internet in everyday modern journalism.

My name is Peik Johansson and I’m the trainer of the workshop. Otherwise, I’m a journalist working for the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE Radio 1 but now also quite much involved in journalism training in Tanzania.

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