Mike van Niekerk training
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TRAINING
Facilitating Training is an important aspect of Radio Africa Network's work because little training is
available in most African countries. As more radio stations are available in Africa, there is more
competition to gain a loyal listenership. Developing broadcasting excellence retains loyality and ensures
the opportunity to share the Gospel.
Training takes different forms. Work shadowing is one way to present how community radio stations
operate. Representatives spend a week or two with an existing radio station and work shadow the staff in
the various departments.
Training in the field allows station personnel to receive training in their radio
stations using their own equipment.
Group training is helpful to staff requiring specific training in specific
subjects.
Africa Media Trainers forum is comprised of trainers and radio station representatives. They meet
annually in different parts of the continent to identify and address training needs. Together with
International Communication and Training Institute in the UK (ICTI), curriculum is developed to ensure
quality training. Well qualified trainers are a part of this forum and are available to run various training
courses throughout Africa. Courses such as Basic Radio Production and Presentation and News and
Journalism are offered.
Distance Media and Habari Maalum Media, Tanzania, offer courses to suit
various circumstances. MediAfrique, Togo (
mediafrique@gmail.com) offers courses for French
speakers.
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