MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Association of Liberia Community Radio (ALICOR) Kicks off its production training workshop for the second batch of Community radio journalists.
The training workshop seeks to improve the communications and radio production skills of participants to ensure improved content production by individual broadcasters at their respective radio stations.
The training was informed by a radio assessment outcome by Internews, which shows a sharp decline in radio production skills among broadcasters, with 75% of the programs being produced on various stations using live broadcast radio format.
During the four days training workshop, participants will be involved in different sessions and a variety of activities which will also include a Q and A session.
Some of the topics being covered during the course will include, types of radio programming and production, Report writing and packaging, the law and ethics of journalism, and gathering contents techniques, among others.
The participants are being trained by some of Liberia’s experienced and finest media veterans including; Torwon Sulonteh Brown, Mr. Peter Quaqua, Sayor Wahtorson, Jefferson Massa, and Romeo Togba.
In February 2023, the first batch of eight community radio journalists was drawn from across selected radio stations for intensive radio production training.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the event, the President of the ALICOR, Mr. Hector Mulbah, admonished the participants to be focused and use their skills to ensure better output at the institutions.
Mr. Mulbah also urged the journalists to make meaningful contributions to the SIDA Radio Content Syndication project, by gathering relevant news content and sending them to the National Information Dissemination Center for repackaging and airing.
At the same time, the Association of Liberia Community Radio (ALICOR) and Internews is set to depart for Accra on May 30 on an Experience Sharing Visit.
The visit to Accra is the training and capacity development dimension of the three-year SIDA-funded Content syndication project that is being implemented by ALICOR, with technical support from Internews.
The visit is designed for the ALICOR secretariat staff to have direct interaction with the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN), in the form of experiential and practical learning that would enhance the capacity of ALICOR to become more effective.
The Ghana Community Radio Network is revered as an outstanding model in West Africa, with extensive experience in governing and managing community radio associations.
The Five Man Team comprises Mr. Peter Quaqua, Project Director of the SIDA Radio Content Syndication, Mr. Hector Z. Mulbah, President of the Association of Liberia Community Radio, Mr. Varney Diggs Sr., Head of Secretariat of ALICOR, Mr. Dennis Kemmu, Secretary General of ALICOR, and Mr. Sylvester Whyma, Head of Communication of ALICOR.
The Secretariat of the ALICOR was set up, primarily, with the responsibility to coordinate routine administrative functions and to also manage projects of the association.