03 Dec 2017 13:10pm
OPUWO, 03 DEC (NAMPA) The National Youth Council in collaboration with German organisation, Deutsche Welle (DW) Akademie, conducted a two-day training programme on media and information through the College of Arts (Cota) here, starting on Friday.
A total of 32 participants from different constituencies in the Kunene Region took part in media courses such as radio production, television production, photography as well as sound production.
The DW Akademie deals with international media development.
Media and Information Literacy Learning Initiative (MiLLi) Coordinator in Namibia, Julia Odoj said the project was launched in 2016 by the Cota Media and Arts Technology studies programme with the aim of introducing media and information literacy to the youth of Namibia.
Odoj said Namibian youth are deprived of gaining skills and understanding the ethics surrounding the use of media and the critical skills to analyse and understand media messages.
She explained that social and community media are based on active participation, and the programme focus on training youth in producing ethically correct media which will benefit the development of lives, communities, organisations and institutions.
Odoj said 28 youth from seven different regions in Namibia received training from MiLLi on media literacy from 06 to 16 September 2017. The participants were from Otjozondjupa, Khomas, Erongo, Hardap, //Kharas, Omaheke and Kavango West.
Odoj added that participants were trained to facilitate the MiLLi curriculum in the form of one to three-day youth projects in their respective regions.
Some participants told Nampa the workshop was very helpful and informative, and they are ready to produce short productions on different social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter among others.