PNG journalists trained on professional journalism

Eight journalists from various media organisations participated in a day long International Federation of Journalists training session on association strengthening and professional journalism.

The training focused on getting participants thinking about the structure and values, vision and objectives of an association.

It also gave journalists the skills to go out and talk about this with their colleagues and ask people to join a professional association.

“This training helped me understand the issues faced by journalists and ways of addressing them,” said PNGFM journalist Christine Kildi.

Reuben Tabel from FM 100 said he really enjoyed the training. It helped him look “outside the box” and work with his colleagues to address issues affecting journalists.

“I want such training to be given to all the journalists in the near future,” Tabel said.

The training was conducted by Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Association director Katelin Mclnerney.

“Journalism faces big challenges, but as a group we have to take them on,” Mclnerney said.

The journalists were from PNG Loop, National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), PNG FM and FM 100.

They each received a certificate of participation at the end of the training today in Port Moresby.