The deputy editor of Market Place Business Magazine in The Gambia, Lamin Jahateh on Saturday left Banjul for Lagos, Nigeria where he will attend a week-long course on “financial and economic reporting”.
The course (May 9-13, 2011) is designed to help journalists in West Africa to step up their reporting on financial and economic topics by developing their understanding and skills.
“Learning by doing” is a core part of the programme, which includes practical exercises and live reporting. The course also focuses on improving coverage of national and international financial issues through detailed briefings, presentations by guest speakers and, where appropriate, a reporting visit to a financial institution,” the organisers, Thomson Reuters Foundation said.
It added that in-depth discussions will explore ways of tackling subjects such as resource exploitation, economic governance and capital flight from developing countries.
The foundation is partnering with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) to facilitate this course.