CEMESP concludes capacity building for 50 emerging journalists from 5 high schools

Monrovia, Liberia (March 13, 2017)- Fifty high school students last Friday benefited from the second in a series of a one-day intensive Journalism training workshops organized by the Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP) with support from UNESCO .

Last Friday’s workshop, which is aimed at building the capacity of high school press club members and introducing them to some fundamentals of Journalism, was held at the College of West Africa (CWA) on Ashmun Street in Monrovia. It brought together student Journalists from four high schools—Tubman High, CWA, G.W. Gibson and Bostwain.

The first in the series of trainings under the UNESCO-sponsored High School Press Club development project was held last February in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, some 83 miles from Monrovia.

Speaking at the Monrovia workshop, CEMESP Executive Director, Mr. Malcolm Joseph urged the students to take advantage of the knowledge gained which would help prepare them to run their press clubs more efficiently.

Mr. Joseph thanked UNESCO for their support and partnership. He said under the UNESCO project, CEMESP will mentor members of the high school press clubs who will produce stories for their own magazines and regular news reports from their schools to be broadcast on some local radio stations’ weekly high school special programs.

Some of the topics covered during the day-long workshop included the News gathering and writing, what good Journalism entails what the communication process is, the Press Union of Liberia code of conduct and ethics, writing for newspaper and radio.

As was done in Buchanan, with UNESCO’s support, CEMESP donated a consignment of stationery. The items include cartoons of reams of paper, pens, notebooks and some journalism equipment to each of the four schools that participated in  the workshop last Friday in Monrovia.

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