TV reporting workshop: A turning point for betterment

Three weeks long television reporting training (November 29th to December 17th 2010) jointly organized by Television Journalist Association of Nepal and German based DW Akademie is accomplished in Kathmandu.

After the training program, a participant, Senior Sub-editor Surendra Pandey, working at Kantipur TV, said that the training was very fruitful to enhance his skill. He also added that International level training is essential to such our country where the media is growing.

Miss Sanu Khadka, participant, Visual editor at Avenues TV, said that training program helps her to know more about the sequences of visuals and reporting and camera work.

Miss Bipana Upadhyaya, reporter at Image Channel, viewed that the intensive course of TV reporting will help to make reports more effective. She also said that the training is turning point to her career for better.

Mr. Yemen Poudyal, reporter at ABC TV, said that he has not been ever such an international training. He was delighted to be a participant of the training program. He thanks to DW Akademie and TVJ Nepal.

During the training, Participants made 2 reports on public issues. 1st issue is about the "squatter in Nepal" and the second one is "Drinking water problems in Kathmandu". Participants did hard work on planning, research, visualize the pictures, Interviews with prominent figures related to the issues, visual editing, script writing and mixing.

In the inaugural session, President of Federation of Nepalese Journalist Mr. Dharmendra Jha congratulated DW Akademie and TVJ for organizing such a program in Kathmandu, Nepal. President Jha said that he is sure that the program will support Nepali TV journalists to know about the best practice from the experienced instructor.
President of Television Broadcasters Network (TBN) Mr. RK Manandhar said that our TV stations are facing lack of skilled manpower, where such training will help to produce good and efficient TV reporters. He also added that there will be more demand of manpower in these TV industries, where more than 30 television stations got license to broadcast and around one dozens television stations are currently on air in Nepal.
The main Instructor Mr. Stephan Sautter all the way from DW Akademie, Germany, said that he will deal more on practical aspects on making television stories and sharing his experience on making stories visually effective.
President of TVJ Nepal Mr. Himal Neupane said that media houses should follow the latest international standard and they should also train their journalists to meet the quality.

The three week long training program includes theoretical as well as intensive practical training sessions. Reporters, camerapersons, editors and news producers from different television stations took part in the training. Altogether there were 14 participants.

The course is practical and gives participants an opportunity to experience phases involved in documentary style TV production. The DW Akademie is one of the premier institutions of media education and training in Europe. The roots of Deutsche Welle's international training activities go back to over 40 years.

Television Journalist Association, TVJ - Nepal is a professional and non-profit making organization of Television journalists committed to improve quality of Nepali Audio/video journalism.

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Contact us:

Himal Neupane President,
Television Journalist Association -TVJ, Nepal
Tel: 01-9841329891

Ujjwal Parjapati
Director/Program Coordinator,
Television Journalist Association -TVJ, Nepal
Tel: 01-9841204209