About 15 participants, comprising journalists from the local and national dailies, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) as well as from relevant agencies like the State Information Department, State Special Affairs Department (JASA) and Sarawak Energy Berhad, have successfully completed a two-day video journalism workshop.
Trainers Encik Julian, a pioneer in online journalism in Malaysia and Encik Johann, were actively involved in training journalists and editors in video journalism, and shared their knowledge and experience with the workshop participants.
This workshop is part of CJA Sarawak Branch’s annual activities and core business; that is human resource capacity building by conducting relevant training through workshops and talks for local journalists in the state. CJA Sarawak’s ExCo committee members got a large vote of thanks from President Caroline Jackson for the team work and commitment to seeing the workshop become a reality.
Jackson said CJA Sarawak’s mission and vision of providing journalists training opportunities is in tandem with the government’s objective of producing a skilled and knowledgeable national workforce by 2020.
Over the years, CJA Sarawak has continued to maintain cooperation with the government and its agencies, as well as with non-governmental organisations and individuals who support its objectives.
But President Caroline Jackson noted CJA Sarawak needs grants to realise their objectives, and asked the Ministry of Human Resources about embarking on a joint collaboration with local media organisations in the state, such as CJA Sarawak, to look into the possibility of providing a social safety net to enhance the occupational safety of media people in the workplace.
At present CJA Sarawak is the only branch in the country. However, recently, there has been a proposal to set up a separate branch in the peninsular to augment the existing Sarawak branch and, in this way, and pool resources for training and awareness purposes.
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