New training centre for journalists in Guinea-Bissau comes to life
Journalists and aspirants to the profession will be trained on ethics and conflict-sensitive reporting and will acquire multi-media production skills. The two yearlong curriculum also includes gender sensitive reporting in addition to the essentials of journalism.
The course will function in one of the oldest professional training centers of the country - “Escola de Artes e Ofícios de Qulélé”, in Bissau – run by NGO Action for development (AD). Aiming at long term financial sustainability the functioning costs will be covered by the student tuition fees and services provided by the centre.
After 9 months of intense renovation works in an old building of the school, the new multimedia centre is almost ready to welcome the first group of 30 students who October 2019. This initiative is part of the project “Boosting the media sector for greater peace and stability”, funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, and implemented by UNIOGBIS Public Information Unit and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).