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IT Training for Gambian Journalists at UNESCO Dakar Office

11-02-2004 (Dakar)
Twenty-seven Gambian journalists, who are currently undergoing a UNESCO sponsored journalism training in the Gambia, have been participating last month in a week long course aimed at building basic IT capacity, including web searching, at the Resource Centre of the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Africa, in Dakar, Senegal.
“We do have acute difficulties in typing our stories and some of us do know very little about the potential of computers, but with the training, we will be able to work more efficiently”, said Lamin Dibba, one of the participants.

According to Baboucarr Gaye, coordinator of the UNESCO sponsored journalism training in the Gambia, the training was aimed at helping the trainees to get access to a wider range of information on the net as well as at facilitating their work in contributing to social debates and informing the public at large.

"The one week training has given us wider knowledge in different basic areas of communication. The introduction to basic computer functions, to the services of World Space, to radio operation and to programme presentation has developed our communication skills as broadcast journalists " said Ebrima Jaw Manneh and Pa Modou Faal.
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      · Gambia
      · Training of Media Professionals: News Archives 2004
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