BY DESMOND RAHE
LOCAL mainstream Journalists in the country have recently received their certificate from the media and journalism training facilitated by Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) programme in Honiara.
Eight journalist representing Solomon Star, Island Sun, LTV and ZFM received their achievement awards after undergone two weeks of media training at the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) conference room at the Hyundai Mall.
The training was facilitated by VSA volunteer, Philippa Stevenson. And it covered the following practical journalism and media topics: interviewing, Feature writing, Election Coverage, and News writing.
Philippa Stevenson is an award winning journalist and a former agricultural editor for the Waikato Times. She works as a volunteer with Sunday Isles under the Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA).
MASI CEO, Watson Puiahi acknowledge VSA for their expertise and support rendered to the media industry of Solomon Islands.
“It a great thing for Solomon Island for such kind assistance in training our local journalist. Therefore, I look forward for such similar capacity building training from other partners for the local journalist in the future.
“On behalf of the MASI President and Executive, I would also thank the existing support provided by the New Zealand Government through VSA.”
He added that the training would be very helpful to the local journalist and more especially to improve the quality and content of media reporting in the country.
“The training will help the local journalist in their field of work and as they are expected to make use of what they have learn over the course of the training.”
The journalism and media training jointly organised by New Zealand Volunteer Service Agency (VSA) and Media Association of Solomon Islands.