Garowe, December 30, 2019: Among the top overarching priorities in MAP’s mission is to guarantee that Puntland’s public access to information is delivered and remains accessible to everyone. With this focus in mind, MAP with support from the UNSOM’s Strategic Communication & Public Affairs Group (SCPAG) organized a 5-day Journalism course on ”Social media content strategy training” tailored to enhance the digital #Journalistic skills of #Puntland Journalists.
Held in Garowe from 22-26 December at the PDRC conference hall, 30 practicing journalists drawn from Radio, TV and print media situated in and across the Puntland regions attended the course.
At the opening session of the training, MAP chair, Mohamed Dahir Warsame embraced the continuous support of UNSOM on developing the Puntland Media. Dahir then gave an overview of the course and called on participants to be good-listeners while also urging them to adapt the skills and knowledge earned through the training to the newsrooms.
During the training participants were taken through the modules outlined in the picture below which was under the facilitation of 3-media trainers with support from the MAP secretariat;
The five-day journalism-course saw the journalists working in the Puntland regions especially those in attendance of this course acquire-skills on the use and significance of incorporating social media into their work.
At the last day of the training, Eng Mohamed Isse Osman, Director General of Puntland Ministry of Information, Communication, Culture and Heritage who was the chief guest of honor officially closed the 5-day course and called on participants to put the knowledge in practice.
‘’Am happy to participate in the closing ceremony of the training and I believe we will see improved media coverage online as a result of this workshop, adding the Ministry is part of the ongoing efforts aimed improving the quality of the media, we are currently working with MAP accelerate the work of the Puntland media council’’ underlined Director General of Puntland Ministry of Information, Communication, Culture and Heritage