Reuters to hold media training in PNG

4:36 pm on 15 August 2016

Thomson Reuters are to conduct a week-long training course for the Papau New Guinea journalists.

NCD Police Commander, Andy Bawa, and the Superintendent Operations pose for media in front of the confiscated betel nut

Papua New Guinea.

NCD Police Commander, Andy Bawa, and his Superintendent Operations pose for media in front of the confiscated betel nut Photo: RNZI / Todagia Kelola

This was announced by the UN PNG office and the Media Council of PNG.

The course is expected to accommodate 15 "well-committed and motivated" journalists from PNG.

This first-ever initiative was to further develop journalists' skills to meet international standards and to equip them with better reporting capacities on some of the important issues in the country.

The training will take place between August the 29th and September the 2nd.

Training subjects will include reporting on children rights, gender-based violence, sustainable development goals, environmental issues and reproductive health.

PNG-based journalists who have more than three years of work experience and who belong to media outlets have been encouraged to apply.

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