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Contact: Primus Hutchinson

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - Local Media workers are being exposed to series of workshops which began last weekend, with a view to improving their professional standards and practice.

The workshop series which is being held the Bay Gardens Hotel brings together participants from a number of private and public media houses and is expected to continue on two days on the weekend, Friday and Saturday for the coming two weeks.

The workshops are funded by UNESCO in collaboration with the Department of Information Services. The first workshop held last weekend was conducted by Lennox Grant, former editor of the Trinidad Express, an expert on Editorial Management and Investigative Journalism which was the focus of his presentation.

Expressing satisfaction with the number of local media practitioners who attended the first workshop; Director of Information Services, Embert Charles says. he however, expected a larger turn out from the privately owned media .

Charles made an appeal to journalists of privately owned media houses to attend the following sessions which will deal with packaging news for the electronic media. This weekend session will be conducted by another experienced journalist from Barbados, Mr. David Ellis and on the following weekend Faye Ellington, who is a presenter at KLAS FM in Jamaica as well as a tutor at CARIMAC, will be look at techniques of presentation for the electronic media

Mr. Charles emphasized an important aspect of ongoing training for media workers and that is the issue of ethics in journalism.

“ Confronting ethical issues is a daily dilemma of the journalist, and if you are not sufficiently schooled in the basic skills in setting concepts and parameters for dealing with ethical issues, you will also face a dilemma in dealing with ethics, hence the reason why you must present persons with expertise who have had these dilemmas facing them perhaps on a daily basis on their jobs, to share their experience, to share their approach and to share some of the ways to resolve these issues” Charles said

Community based workshops on preparation of packages and features for television will be held in the south and north of the island, for community organisations, to assist them in better being able to package basic productions for broadcast.


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