On November the 3rd the WFSJ launched a 5-day training workshop in Sierra Leone, one of the countries affected by the Ebola epidemic. The workshop focuses on ‘Improving Science-based Communication & Local Journalism in Emergency and Post-Outbreak Periods’. The course material was put together at a Training of Trainers workshop in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (12-16 September).
The overall goal of the training program is to help local non-specialized journalists better understand the nature, context and response actions in public health emergencies, disease outbreaks, and potential pandemics. It will provide them with a health and science reporting toolbox tailored to reporting in future outbreak situations. Further workshops will be organized in the next few weeks in Guinea and Liberia.
This blog post was written by Ibrahima Samura, a Sierra Leonean web-journalist attending the workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone. READ MORE