In the month of July and august Bhutan Media Foundation conducted workshops to train editors, journalist, circulation and marketing in English as well as Dzongkha. This time it will conduct ten different trainings for the Bhutanese media during the month of October and November, 2012.
The two month training duration will cover Photojournalism, Info graphics, Strategies for survival and growth for different media groups, cartoons and illustration, citizen journalism, political reporting, investigative journalism, Radio jockeying, radio station management, and Media Ethics.
Lily Wangchuk, the Executive Director of BMF said they want to train everybody in the media houses because at the end of the day everyone works as a team.
The custom designed trainings are part of the Foundation’s activities that is implemented under BMF’s strategic plan (2012-2016). The training that has been especially designed for different Bhutanese media professionals from varied background is aimed to strengthen their professional capacity which will help build a vibrant democracy. Over 200 participants from Bhutanese media are expected to attend in these trainings. The six distinguished trainers who will conduct 10 trainings spread over the periods of two months have been very carefully selected to deliver high quality trainings to the Bhutanese media.
Most of the trainings are being held for the first time in the country and these trainings will now be conducted annually by the foundation. These training programs are being rolled out after the Foundation completed its capacity need assessment of the Bhutanese media in 2011.
Bhutan Media Foundation will organize the Annual Media Awards in November, 2012 to encourage higher professionalism and creativity amongst the Bhutanese media. The foundation will further organize the annual Media Conference in December, 2012 to strengthen partnership and cooperation amongst Bhutanese media by providing a platform to interact and brainstorm on common issues, challenges and the way forward.