Sixteen journalists from the print and electronic media will on September 22 begin a one-week training at the Thomson Reuters Institute in London, under the sponsorship of the Delta State Government.
The theme of the training is “Investigative Journalism” and will focus on ethics and the principles of investigation in news writing.
The training is the second to be sponsored by the state government. Last year, 12 journalists were at the Institute for one-week training on News Writing.
Giving approval for the training, the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, said the sponsorship initiative was in line with his administration’s programme of building human capacity in all spheres of endeavours.
According to him, as the watch dog of the society and being in the vanguard of the protection of democratic values, journalists need to sharpen their skills to meet the challenges of news writing in an increasing global village.
The team, which comprises correspondents of major print and electronic media in the state as well the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Mr. Austin Mowah, will be led by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah, who would declare the training open on Monday.