Mobile training begins in Uganda
PRESS RELEASE - Voices of Africa Media Foundation has started its first mobile training project in Uganda in close partnership with Slum Cinema. In early December 2010 six Slum Cinema trainees in Kampala, in the slum Kisenyi, participated in a kick off workshop to become mobile reporters. From January 2011 onwards four of them will participate in the six-month coaching program. During this period they acquire professional skills in technical and practical matters, as well as in reporting ethics. This project is partly sponsored by VARA, a Dutch TV channel.
The do-it-all reporters use mobile phones to interview members of their own communities and to shoot and edit their clips into news reports, which they ultimately upload on http://www.voicesofafrica.com
Last year Slum Cinema and Voices of Africa already started a small-scale partnership in Kenya. With this new initiative Slum Cinema and Voices of Africa intend to give a voice to the people of Kisenyi and other slums in Kampala.
BasicViews Foundation www.slumcinema.tv is the founding foundation of Slum Cinema, a worldwide project. Both partners are media development organizations with clear goals to improve access to information and capacity in modern multimedia in underdeveloped areas.
Haarlem, 6 January 2011 Download PDF version
Pim de Wit
Voices of Africa Media Foundation
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Julianastraat 30, 2012 ES Haarlem, the Netherlands
06 January 2011, 22:06