As part of the BBC Media Action ‘Media Strengthening in Solomon Islands Project’ which was launched in Honiara earlier this month, the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) international charity group, led by BBC’s Senior Media Trainer Naomi Goldsmith yesterday started their 3-day Media training sessions for journalists from various members of the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI).
The trainings are conducted at the King Solomon Hotel Conference with the project intended to support media and journalists across the Solomon Islands to continue the development of high quality media for the people of Solomon Islands.
In her remarks before the sessions morning, MASI President Georgina Kekea thanked the BBC Media Action team for the sessions and also remind local journalists that MASI also sees the challenges they face and are trying to help out as much as possible.
“These sessions are to help us especially in our work as journalists and I hope that you will take what you have learned from these sessions here back to your work places”, said Ms Kekea
Based on the ‘Strategies for Managing a Changing Media Landscape’, the BBC Media Action are also undertaking a research on the media landscape and audience habits in the country.
Meanwhile the short pilot project will be the BBC Media Action’s first project in the region.