NMDC’s 102 Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting

Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting

17-21 June 2017 (3-7Asar 2074)

Summary

” The development focused training will be the milestone for reporters to bring local development issues. Trainees will be able to reach right sources and bring analytical news than before”, inaugurating the development reporting focused training, Chief District Officer of Baglung Rishi Ram Tiwari said. National Media Development Center (NMDC) with the financial support from Department of Information, Ministry of Information and Communications and in coordination with FNJ Baglung branch has successfully organized a five-day Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting. It was NMDC’s 102nd journalism training that was organized from 17-21 June 2017 (3-7Asar 2074)in Baglung. NMDC has organized its different trainings in 71 out of 75 districts of Nepal. Twenty senior and working journalists actively participated in the training. Including Baglung it has provided training to 2418 participants including 1076 women.


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Journalism training focused on development reporting gave high priority to new participants. There were 19 participants including 4 women. All the participants are the working journalists involved in local and national media. There are 9 FM radio stations, and 3 dailies and 7 weeklies in the district.

The five-day long training was designed to the new as well as working journalists focusing on development reporting. NMDC focuses on development issues aiming that after the training the trainees become aware to bring development issues rather than political. In the context of Nepal, the present need is economic development, which is backbone of democracy and independent media. Giving stress on the development issues, trainers and guests at the inaugural session said that journalists have to set development as its mission reporting.

As most of the participants were working reporters so both trainers had explained them with several cases that were related with problems they had faced during reporting. For the first three days, the course covered the principles of basic journalism, news identification, news writing, experience sharing, field reporting and presentation together with the concept of development reporting. In other days, it focused on writing skill, interview skill, and other dimensions of development reporting.

The issues apart from principles covered in the sessions were new media-Facebook, Flicker, Blog, Twitter, Google search, Google mapmaker, development, tourism, culture and economic reporting and code of conduct for the journalists. Discussion also took place that the journalists had to be updated with district information.

Together with several class exercises, presentation and news writing, one field reporting assignment had provided a great practical knowledge and confidence to the reporters. They had told that the field reporting assignment had inspired and gave them a clear idea to be a reporter.  Even in a short period, they had become able to recognize and identify issues and had also become able to categorize issues on different themes such as tourism, development and economy. They also have learned that journalists should keep in mind the code of ethics for journalists.

FNJ President Dil Shiris had chaired the inaugural session. Inaugurating the training session, he welcomed the trainers and participants and asked them to take maximum benefit from the senior trainers, which is rarely available. He said the participants were very lucky to have this training. He encouraged them to learn being active and become good reporter.

At the inaugural session representatives from Baglung Municipality, high court Bar Association, District Coordination Committee and senior journalists were present at the session. All of them had expressed their view that after the completion of local election media should also have to guide the local bodies by giving authentic and development related issues.

 

Trainer Pramod Pradhan asked the reporters to bring development issues otherwise they will be trapped in political reporting. He also asked them to be a beat reporter.

Bishnu Prasad Sharma, Executive Director of NMDC welcoming on behalf of organizer, Department of Information and FNJ had highlighted the content, objective of the five days training. At that time, he briefly informed the rural district focused training programs organized by NMDC has provided writing skill to the reporters and encouraged them to be professional reporter. He also said that the training would be beneficial to both new and working journalists

Pramod Pradhan, Bishnu P Sharma, Dil Shiris, and Akhilnath Sharma had facilitated the training.

NMDC had distributed both pre and post training questionnaires by involving trainees. The concept they had mentioned in the form had shown that the training was successful to transfer basic skill, provide new ideas practiced in national, trends of national media to the participants.  In five days, there were different sessions.

At the end, a brief closing session had also been organized in participation with senior journalists, FNJ members, and local journalists. FNJ President Dil Shiris had chaired the session. Baglung Municipality Mayer Janak Poudel as a chief guest distributed the certificates to the trainees. Both trainers Sharma and Pradhan had also addressed at the session. Among the trainees Sirjana Pant from Baglung, Sarita Khatri from Galkot and Prakash Chhantyal from Burtibang had expressed their training experience. All of them said that the training had provided an idea to support on developed issues through media. We have now realized what mistakes we had repeated in our local media they said. At the session former FNJ President and other senior journalists were present.

Achievements of the training:

  • Training provided opportunity to share experience and ideas,
  • Training encourage to analyze news before broadcasting/publishing
  • Participants are encouraged to bring development issues in the local media,
  • They learned that to be a professional reporter, they should always follow the truth,

Confidence level of journalists increased.

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NMDC’s 88th Training: Local Reporters Inspired

Training on: Reporting Disaster & Reconstruction 4 – 8 November 2015 (18 – 22 Kattik 2072) Bidur, Nuwakot

National Media Development Center (NMDC) organized five days journalism training on Reporting Disaster & Reconstruction in in Nuwakot supported by the U.S. Embassy Kathmandu. Seventeen-17 young working reporters including 14 girls actively participated in training and gained reporting skill on the theme of disaster and reconstruction. Two of the girls were from Rasuwa district. All participant reporters were from FM radio stations, daily and weekly newspapers and local Trishuli TV Channel.

In the five days sessions, they had gained theoretical knowledge about basic reporting tools of journalism including news, elements of news, sources of news and basic knowledge of disaster, pre-disaster, during disaster, post disaster and reconstruction reporting. In the training technical idea about multimedia use was also discussed and practiced. Other topics included were: policies of the government, what the journalists should do and what not during disaster reporting? What are the challenges to the journalists while reporting on disaster? Do the reporters have basic knowledge on the use of multimedia?

 

In this training, they also gained practical skill on photography and video. They engaged actively in practical sessions. The sessions mainly were- presentation, group field reporting, discussions on several issues, presentations on different topics, writing news on disaster and rebuilding, issue identification, sketching maps, visit Google mapmaker,  photography, and taking video clips for the preparation of news stories.

Group work, field reporting, news writing, issue identification and Google map and photography were important practical sessions of the training.

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The participants of Nuwakot were relatively unaware of the google map as they had not used frequently, so the session had become interesting for them. For all participants, the training became inspiring to sharpen their reporting skill.  At the end of the five days training, they had become confidence to prepare a good news in different topics. They became able to identify several post disaster issues that were not raised before. The field reporting assignment encouraged them that ‘reporting should be based on facts.’  Four groups had presented their stories on four different themes. The topics were:

Group Name of Participants Topic
A. Nawaraj Subedi, Gopiram Adhikari, Anita Adhikari,       Lalita Khati Krishna Khadka Situation of victims after disaster

 

B. Saraswati Neupane, Pabina Shyangba, Shakti Maya Tamang, Rina Khanal Physical situation of school building of Bidur
C. Rupa Aryal, Samjhana Upreti, Purnima Shyangba, Kamala Magarati Encroachment of public land by the victims

 

D. Hari Bogati, Jamuna Gajurel, Alisha Ale Magar, Kopila Tamang Post disaster health situation in Nuwakot district

 

 

Other issues they had identified during training sessions were:

  1. Encroachment of forest in the district after disaster,
  2. Problem in recognizing of real victims in relief distribution
  3. Rising pain of victims during festivals
  4. Reconstruction work in shadow
  5. No distribution of committed relief amount by the government
  6. No attention to renovate historical sites of the districts
  7. Policy of the government to build new  public buildings not declared
  8. Technical study of the suspension bridges in the districts
  9. Unequal distribution of relief
  10. Lack of food and shelter to pregnant women
  11. No relief distribution in the remote villages of the district
  12. Security of children and women
  13. Lack of drinking water-Rasuwa

Victims of remote villages of Rasuwa have not received relief. Situation of women, old aged people and children-Rasuwa

  1. Reconstruction work in Rasuwa not started
  2. Bad condition of health service in the district-Rasuwa
  3. Education of children in remote villages of Rasuwa
  4. No room/place to store harvested paddy both in Rasuwa and Nuwakot

Achievements:

What the participants learned from the five days training?

  • “I learned that we should practice journalism following basic tools of journalism. Before this, we were doing journalism without knowing basic journalistic skills. This training encouraged me to do professional journalism,” Hari Bogati
  • ‘We learned how to take photo, how to put heading of news and code of conduct for journalists’ Lalita Khati.
  • ‘Training encouraged me to be responsible journalist’- Ram Krishna Khadka
  • ‘This training provided me clear idea about the role of journalists whether it may be in disaster reporting or in other reporting’ Pabina Syangba
  • I learned different ideas to write news during disaster-Anita Adhikari

 

Brief inaugural and closing sessions were held in the first and last day of the training. Chief District Officer Umesh Prasad Dhakal had inaugurated the five days training. At both sessions, senior journalists of the districts, Chief of different media houses were present.

On behalf of NMDC, FNJ and the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Bishnu P Sharma (Executive Director, NMDC) had welcomed the participants and guests and had highlighted the theme, contents and methodology of the five days training. President of FNJ Nuwakot Prakash Adhikari had chaired both sessions. He also distributed the participation certificates. At the end of the session, Executive Director had thanked U.S. Embassy Kathmandu for their support and FNJ Nuwakot for their coordination.

In the training, Trainer Laxman Adhikari, and trainer Sujit Kayastha had facilitated in five  day’s sessions. Narayan Prasad Risal, LDO of Nuwakot and Bishnu P Sharma of NMDC had also presented in the training.

It was the third training of the year 2014-2015 (Fifth Phase) focused on disaster reporting and reconstruction organized in association with the U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu. First training was organized in Dadhing whereas the second was organized in Kavrepalanchowk in Sept. 2015.

In first phase 2010-2011, NMDC had organized trainings in Doti, Parbat, Dolakha, and Panchthar districts focusing to women journalists. Similarly, in second phase year 2011-2012 remote districts such as Humla, Gulmi and Rasuwa were covered.

And, in third phase 2012-2013 trainings were conducted in Rolpa, Dolpa and Bhojpur. Districts Udayapur, Jumla and Salyan were selected for 2013-14. NMDC is the pioneer media training organization of Nepal. Training organized in Nuwakot was the 88th training organized in 66th out of 75 district of Nepal. In total, 2156 (925 female) participants have participated in the training of NMDC including Nuwakot.

NMDC’s 101st Journalism Training at Lamjung completed

Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting 05-09 June 2017 (22 – 26 Jeth 2074): Lamjung

National Media Development Center (NMDC) with the financial support from Department of Information, Ministry of Information and Communications and in coordination with FNJ Lamjung branch has successfully organized a five-day Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting. It is NMDC’s 101st journalism training was organized from 05-09 June 2017, (22 – 26 Jeth 2074) in Lamjung district. NMDC is the pioneer organization working for the rural media empowerment in Nepal. It has organized reporting trainings in 71 out of 75 districts of Nepal. In total, 2418 participants including 1076 women have got reporting skill from media training.

Journalism training focused on development reporting gave high priority to new as well as working reporters. There were 20 participants including 15 women in Lamjung. Among them 11 participants were taking part in the training for the first time however all of them were involved in local print and FM radio stations.

NMDC focuses on development issues aiming that after the training the trainees become aware and able to bring development issues rather than political. In the context of Nepal, the present need is economic development, which is backbone of democracy and independent media.

The training became fruitful to all participants, as they clearly understood the theme of the training and participated actively in all sessions. For the first three days, the course covered the principles of basic journalism, news identification, news writing, experience sharing, field reporting and presentation together with the concept of development reporting. In other days, it focused on writing skill, interview skill, and other dimensions of development reporting.

The issues apart from journalism principles and reporting techniques covered in the sessions were new media-Facebook, Flicker, Blog, Twitter, Google search, Google mapmaker, development, tourism, culture, district profile and economic reporting and code of conduct for the journalists.

Together with several class exercises, presentation and news writing, one field reporting assignment had provided a great practical knowledge and confidence to the reporters. They had told that the field reporting assignment had inspired and gave them a clear idea to be a reporter.  Even in a short period, they had become able to recognize and identify issues, categorize issues and write them on day-to-day journalism practice. They also have learned that journalists should keep in mind the code of ethics for journalists.

FNJ President Aash Gurung had chaired the inaugural session. Inaugurating the training session, he welcomed the trainers and participants and asked them to take maximum benefit from the senior trainers, which is rarely available in the country.

Chief District Officer Yubaraj Mainali inaugurating the five-day training highlighted the need of training for fact based journalism. At the inaugural session Mayer of Beshisahar Municipality Guman Singh Aryal, Local Development Officer of District Coordination Committee (DCC), Dilliram Sigdel, leaders of media organizations and political parties had also expressed about  the need and importance of training.

Trainer Badri Tiwari, FNJ Central Committee member Kisan Sangit Nepali, former President Nabinraj Kuikel were also present at the session. Bishnu Prasad Sharma, Executive Director of NMDC welcoming on behalf of organizer, Department of Information and FNJ had highlighted the content, objective of the five days training. At that time, he briefly informed the rural district focused training programs organized by NMDC has provided writing skill to the reporters and encouraged them to be professional reporter. He also said that the training would be beneficial to both new and working journalists that will help to bring development isuues at local level. Badri Tiwari, Bishnu P Sharma, Aash Gurung, and Dilliram Sigdel had facilitated the training.

NMDC had distributed both pre and post training questionnaires by involving trainees. The concept they had mentioned in the form had shown that the training was successful to transfer basic skill to the participants.  In five days, there were different sessions.

At the end, a brief closing session had also been organized in participation with senior journalists, DCC, FNJ members, and local journalists. FNJ President Aash Gurung had chaired the session. Dilliram Sigdel from DCC distributed the certificates to the participants. Basanta Bhatta participanthad expressed their training experience. She said the training had developed their confidence and encouraged them to be good journalists.

Achievements of the training:

  1. Participants learned that professional journalism is essential
  2. Local issues are the development issues and should be covered in local media, and
  3. Confidence level of journalists increased.

NMDC’s 98th Journalism training at Sarlahi

Summary

National Media Development Center (NMDC) in coordination with FNJ Sarlahi branch has organized  fivedays Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting. Department of Information, Ministry of Information and Communications had supported the program. It was 98th journalism training of NMDC. Together with Sarlahi, NMDC has organized its different theme based trainings in 70 out of 75 districts of Nepal. NMDC from its inception is devoted for the promotion of rural media in the country. So far, NMDC has provided different theme based trainings to 2346 participants. This training was organized from 02 -06 July 2016 (18 – 22 Asar 2073) at Lalbandi, Sarlahi.

Journalism training focused on development reporting gave high priority to working journalists. There were 19 participants including 12 women journalists working in 9 FM Radio Stations, online and newspapers.

Analyzing the need of the country, NMDC had designed this training to the working journalists focusing on development reporting. The training became fruitful to reporters and radio program presenters. For the first two days, the course covers the principles of basic journalism. Other contents included in the training were news identification, news writing, experience sharing, field reporting and presentation. The concept of development reporting and its need was also introduced from the beginning so that participants had become aware of identification of development issues at local level. Apart from principles of journalism and development journalism new media-Facebook, Flicker, Blog, Google search, Google mapmaker and code of conduct for the journalists were also discussed.

Discussion also took place that the journalists has to be updated with district information based on district profile.

Together with several class exercises, presentations and news writing practices, one field reporting assignment had provided a great practical knowledge to the reporters. They had told that the field reporting assignment had inspired and gave them a clear idea in collecting information and news writing.

Even in a short period of time, they had become able to recognize and identify issues and had also become able to write news in structure. They also have learned beat reporting such as tourism, development and economy. Participants have become familiar with the code of ethics for journalists.

Chief of Lalbandi municipality Shada Kumar Pokharel had jointly inaugurated the five-days training on 02 July 2016 at Lalbandi, Sarlahi. Inaugurating the session, Ranjit said, ” Special guest Shad kumar Pokhral Assistant Chief District Officer of Sarlahi inaugurating the training by reading the banner congratulated the participants to get benefit from the standard training organized for the first time in the district. He also asked the journalists to follow the code of conduct of journalists and encouraged them to give verified news.

Special guest and Joint Secretary of Department of Information Bishnu Bhakta Ranjit was also present at the insugural session. Addressing the session he said, journalists should be familiar with the rules and regulation related with media. They should take press card provided by the Department of Information. He also asked the journalists to be professional.

“Professional journalism has yet to be developed in the country though a long journey Nepali media has made. The role of the journalists should now be changed and it should lead by providing development issues”, addressing the session trainer Dr. Suresh Acharya said.

Vice-President of FNJ Sarlahi branch, Bishownath Thakur encouraging the participants said that the training is organized at the time of need in Sarlahi. He also said that local media have not so much paid attention on development issues. Expressing his expectation, he said this training will inspire the participants to raise development issues. He also thanked the organizer for bringing the valuable training in the district. It was the first development focused training organied in the district.

Bishnu Prasad Sharma, Executive Director of NMDC welcoming on behalf of organizer, supporter and coordinator highlighted the content, objective of the five days training. At that time, he briefly informed the rural district focused training programs organized by NMDC. Vice-president of FNJ Sarlahi branch Bishownath Thakur had chaired the inaugural session.

Dr. Suresh Acharya, Bishnu P Sharma and Bishnu Bhakta Ranjit had facilitated the five days training.

NMDC had evaluated the training through pre and post training questionnaires by involving trainees. The concept they mentioned in the firm had shown that the training was successful to transfer basic skill to the participants. They become able to identify local development issues.

At the end, a brief closing session had also been organized in participation with trainers, senior journalists, FNJ members and local journalists. Tank Chhetri  had chaired the closing sessions.

Achievements of the training:

  • Participants become able to identify issues and became able to write general news and news on development and economic issues,
  • Participants realized that they should work and study hard to become a good reporter and,
  • They learned that to be a professional reporter, they should be aware of code of ethics.
  • Participants have promised to write regularly on potential touristic centers of Sarlahi

NMDC’s 100th Training at Pyuthan: Mid-west Nepal

Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting 18-22 May 2017 (04 – 08 Jeth 2074), Pyuthan

Summary

National Media Development Center (NMDC) with the support from the Department of Information, Ministry of Information and Communications and in coordination with FNJ Pyuthan branch has successfully organized a five-day Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting. It is NMDC organized 100th journalism training that was organized from 18-22 May 2017, (04 – 08 Jeth 2074) in Pyuthan. NMDC has organized its different trainings in 71 out of 75 districts of Nepal.So far NMDC has provided journalism skill to 2398 participants including 1061 women.

NMDC Training at a Glance May 2007 to May 2017
SN Training Theme Male Female Total Training Covered Dist
1 Basic/Inter./ Advanced 592 565 1157 46 59
2 Health 206 144 350 17 129
3 Development 107 124 231 11 53
4 Civic 271 91 362 11 45
5 Disaster & Reconstruction 100 109 209 11 29
6 Diff. Themes 61 28 89 4 20
1337 1061 2398 100
Total Trainings 100
Training Conducted District Till Pyuthan 71

Journalism training focused on development reporting gave high priority to fresh participants. There were 27 participants including 17 women. Among them 9 were working journalists who had participated in previous journalism training and all others were new participants interested in journalism. At the end of the training, all of them expressed their interest to be a media reporter. There are 7 FM radio stations, and 16 newspapers in the district.

The training became fruitful to all the new participants as they clearly understood the theme of the training and they participated very actively in all sessions. For the first two days, the course covered the principles of basic journalism, news identification, news writing, experience sharing, field reporting and presentation together with the concept of development reporting. In other days, it focused on writing skill, interview skill, and other dimensions of development reporting.

The issues apart from principles covered in the sessions were new media-Facebook, Flicker, Blog, Google search, Google mapmaker, development, tourism, culture and economic reporting and code of conduct for the journalists. Discussion also took place that the journalists had to be updated with district information.

Together with several class exercises, presentation and news writing, one field reporting assignment had provided a great practical knowledge and confidence to the reporters. They had told that the field reporting assignment had inspired and gave them a clear idea to be a reporter.  Even in a short period, they had become able to recognize and identify issues and had also become able to categorize issues on different themes such as tourism, development and economy. They also have learned that journalists should keep in mind the code of ethics for journalists.

FNJ President Mahabir Rana Magar had chaired the inaugural session. Inaugurating the training session, he welcomed the trainers and participants and asked them to take maximum benefit from the senior trainers, which is rarely available. He said, the participants were very lucky to have this training. He encouraged them to learn being active and become good reporter.

Senior trainer Shreeram Singh Basnet addressing the session said that the training would be based on practice so they had to participate actively in all sessions. To make the training fruitful they should participate in a friendly environment.

Shreeram Singh Basnet, Bishnu P Sharma, Giru Prasad Bhandari, Laxman Acharya and Bijaya Bharati had facilitated the training.

Senior journalists and trainers jointly distributed the certificates to the trainees. Puja Bhusal and Lil Bahadur Roka Magar had expressed their training experience. Both of them said that the training had developed their confidence and encouraged them to be good journalists.

NMDC’s 99th Development Focused Training at Mahottari

Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting 

Summary

National Media Development Center (NMDC) in coordination with FNJ Mahottari branch has successfully organized a five-day Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting. Department of Information, Ministry of Information and Communications had supported the program. It was 99th journalism training organized by NMDC. Together with Mahottari, NMDC has organized its different trainings in 71 out of 75 districts of Nepal. The training was organized from 18-22 March 2017 (05 – 09 Chait 2073) at Mahottari distrist.

Journalism training focused on development reporting gave high priority to fresh participants. There were 24 participants including 13 women. There were only 5 working journalists and all others were new participants interested in journalism. At the end of the training, all of them expressed their interest to be a media reporter. There are 9 FM radio stations, two daily and seven weekly newspapers in the district.

The five days training was designed to the new as well as working journalists focusing on development reporting. NMDC focuses on development issues rather than that the reporters raise only in political issues.

The training became fruitful to all new participants as they clearly understood the theme of the training and they participated very actively in all sessions. For the first two days, the course covered the principles of basic journalism, news identification, news writing, experience sharing, field reporting and presentation together with the concept of  development reporting. In other days it focused on writing skill, interview skill, and other dimensions of development reporting.

The issues apart from principles covered in the sessions were new media-Facebook, Flicker, Blog, Google search, Google mapmaker, development and economic reporting and code of conduct for the journalists. Discussion also took place that the journalists had to be updated with district information.

Together with several class exercises, presentation and news writing one field reporting assignment had provided a great practical knowledge to the reporters. They had told that the field reporting assignment had inspired and gave them a clear idea to be a reporter.

Even in a short period of time, they had become able to recognize and identify issues and had also become able to categorize issues on different themes such as tourism, development and economy. They also have learned that journalists should keep in mind the code of ethics for journalists.

Chief District Officer Birendra Kumar Yadav inaugurating the five-day training said, “The training will encourage the participants to bring local development issues in the district. We from adm

inistration will support you to bring the issues public.” Senior journalists Hari Mandal and Ishwori  Poudel highlighted upon the importance of the training. “It is not necessary

 to bring the leader’s speech daily if there is not any new and reliable information. Media should focus on economic development,”addressing the session trainer Pramod Pradhan said.

Vice-President of FNJ Nagendra Kumar had welcomed the participants. Bishnu Prasad Sharma, Executive Director of NMDC welcoming on behalf of organizer, Department of Information and FNJ had highlighted the content, objective of the five days training. At that time, he briefly informed the rural district focused training programs organized by NMDC. FNJ President Kamalesh Mandal had chaired the inaugural session.

Pramod Pradhan, Bishnu P Sharma, Mahesh Das and Mishrilal Yadav had facilitated the training.NMDC had evaluated the training through pre and post training questionnaires by involving trainees. The concept they mentioned in the firm had shown that the training was successful to transfer basic skill to the participants.  In five days there were 30 different sessions.

At the end, a brief closing session had also been organized in participation with senior journalists, FNJ members, local journalists. FNJ President had chaired the session. Senior journalists and trainers jointly distributed the certificates to the trainees. Rupesh Pandey and Puja Ray had expressed their training experience. Both of them said that the training had developed their confidence and encourage them to be a good journalists.

Achievements of the training:

  • Commitment of new comer trainees to enter in journalism profession,
  • Participants realized that they should work and study hard to become a good reporter so that they can write to bring social change in the country and,
  • They learned that to be a professional reporter, they should always follow the truth.

NMDC’s 97th Training at Solukhumbu

Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting

02 – 06 June 2016 (20 – 24 Jeth 2073), Salleri, Solukhumbu

Summary: National Media Development Center (NMDC) in coordination with FNJ Solukhumbu branch has organized a five-day Journalism Training Focused on Development Reporting. Department of Information, Ministry of Information and Communications had supported the program. It was 97th journalism training of NMDC. Together with Solukhumbu, NMDC have organized its different theme based trainings in 69 out of 75 districts of Nepal. This training was organized from 02 -06 June 2016 (20 – 24 Jeth 2073) at Salleri, Solukhumbu.IMG_6643 address Bishnu

Journalism training focused on development reporting gave high priority to working journalists. There were 19 participants including 12 women journalists working in 4 FM Radio Stations of the district.

The five days training was designed to the working journalists focusing on development reporting. The training became fruitful to working reporters and radio program presenters. For the first two days, the course covers the principles of basic journalism, news identification, news writing, experience sharing, field reporting and presentation. The concept of development reporting and its need was also introduced from the beginning so that participants had become aware of reporting.IMG_6716 participants

The issues apart from principles, covered in the sessions were new media-Facebook, Flicker, Blog, Google search, Google mapmaker, development and economic reporting and code of conduct for the journalists. Discussion also took place that the journalists has to be updated with district information based on district profile.

Together with several class exercises, presentations and news writing, one field reporting assignment had provided a great practical knowledge to the reporters. They had told that the field reporting assignment had inspired and gave them a clear idea in collecting information and news writing on structure.

Even inIMG_6831pp dai a short period of time, they had become able to recognize and identify issues and had also become able to write news in structure. They also have learned beat reporting such as tourism, development and economy. Participants have become familier with the code of ethics for journalists.

Joint Secretary of Department of Information Mr. Bishnu Bhakta Ranjit had inaugurated the five-days training on 02 June 2016. Inaugurating the session, Ranjit said, ” The five days training will support to enhance the quality of local journalists. Special guest Pankaj Bhurtel from office of district administration had  also congratulated the participants to get benefit from the standard training organized for the first time in the district.

“Media is known as the fourth estate of the nation. It can lead the region and nation towards development.” Addressing the session trainer Pramod Pradhan said, ” Training makes the trainees fresh. We both learn from training sessions. Young journalists have good opportunities if they give attention“.

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Vice-President of FNJ Solukhumbu branch, Bhojendra Basnet  encouraging the participants said about the importance of the journalism training. He also thanked the organizer for bringing the valuable training in the district. It was the first of such types of training organied in the district.

Bishnu Prasad Sharma, Executive Director of NMDC welcoming on bIMG_6853ehalf of organizer, supporter and coordinator highlighted the content, objective of the five days training. At that time, he briefly informed the rural district focused training programs organized by NMDC. Vice-president of FNJ Solukhumbu branch Bhojendra Basnet had chaired the inaugural session.

Pramod Pradhan, Bishnu P Sharma and Bishnu Bhakta Ranjit and Bhojendra Basnet had facilitated the training.

NMDC had evaluated the training through pre and post training questionnaires by involving trainees. The concept they mentioned in the firm had shown that the training was successful to transfer basic skill to the participants.

At the end, a brief closing session had also been organized in participation with trainers, senior journalists, FNJ members and local journalists. Bhojendra Basnet had chaired both sessions.Achievements of the training:IMG_6888 address Bishnu

  • Participants become able to identify issues and became able to write general news and news on development and economic issues,
  • Participants realized that they should work and study hard to become a good reporter and,
  • They learned that to be a professional reporter, they should be aware of code of ethic