Monday, October 01, 2007

Improving the quality of journalism using web 2.0 – a practical training workshop

Venue: Accra International Press Centre

Date: 10th Wednesday to 11th Thursday 2007


The International Institute of ICT Journalism (PenPlusBytes), is association with Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) with counter-funded by the French Embassy in Ghana, organized a three day workshop from  26th to 28th April 2006
The workshop took 30 participants from online, radio, TV and print media through key subjects including Introduction to ICT Journalism, Knowledge Management for the Media, Online Journalism, ICT and Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). Participants also had practical sessions on online research, voice and video online streaming, blogging and Content Management System (CMS). A direct output of the workshop was the production of an ICT newspaper called Bantaba, which gave the participants from the print media a unique opportunity to polish their skills in writing ICT articles as other participants from online, radio and TV undertook productions. 
At end of the workshop, participants formed a network called the  Ghana ICT journalist Association to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing among journalists interested in ICT Journalism in Ghana. 
Present at the formal launch was the French Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Pierre Jacquemot , Mr. D.A. Kwapong, Acting Director, Ministry of Information represented the Minister of Information, Ms. Ajoa Yeboah-Afari, out-gone President of Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr. Kwami Ahiabenu II, President of PenPlusBytes, and Mr. Ibrahim Inusah, coordinator of Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS), workshop co-sponsor. 
As a follow up the year 2007 successful  workshop, International Institute for ICT Journalism( penplusbytes) Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing(GINKS), Ghana Journalists Association(GJA) Ghana ICT Journalists Association( GHAJICT) with counterpart funding from French Embassy in Ghana present a two day workshop for Editors, Senior Journalists and Educators.

Theme :  Improving the quality of journalism using web 2.0 – a practical training workshop

Venue: Accra International Press Centre

Date: 10th Wednesday to 11th Thursday October 2007


To provide capacity building platform for participants in new technology especially web 2.0 in leveraging the newsroom.   

Day one 10th  October Wednesday 2007

Opening ceremony

  • welcome address
  • speech by President of GJA/GHAJICT/GINKS/Ghana Editors Forum
  • Speech by Minister of Information/Communications
  • Speech by His Excellency the French  Ambassador to Ghana
  • Coffee Break/Photos

Session One

Introduction of Participants and course objectives  


ICT tools for Journalism – a journey through the past, present and future

Session Two  

Towards a practical web 2.0 tools for journalism

Developing a virtual newsroom using wikis and Unyte  

Day two 11th October Thursday 2007

Session one

Writing, editing and publishing online made easy for journalists using blogs

Session two


Video blogging  

Session three

Editing for the web  

Session Four



Presentation of Certificates  

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