Date: 6th – 7th November, 2014
Time: 9 am – 5 pm each day
Venue:Mensvic Grand Hotel, Accra
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), is organising a special training on effective Ebola reporting for journalists from 60 radio stations across Ghana.
The training is aimed at equipping the journalists with relevant knowledge and skills to enable them to do timely and accurate reporting on Ebola.
The 60 radio stations are mainly from rural and border districts of Ghana as well as regional capitals. The training is focused on local radio stations because they remain the most effective information dissemination platform in rural communities and can therefore play an essential role in educating the public about the Ebola disease.
The training in Ghana is being organized with technical support from WHO and financial support from STAR-Ghana and the Norwegian Government
This training is part of the MFWA’s special initiative to strengthen the Ghanaian media to be more active and effective in ongoing public education efforts.
As the leading media development NGO in West Africa, the MFWA is liaising with its national partners in the various West African countries, particularly in the three worst affected countries, to help strengthen the media’s capacity to do quality reporting and programming on the Ebola outbreak.
For further information contact MFWA Programme Associate Rikke Sig Hansen on 0545705454.