U.S. embassy holds workshop for Sri Lankan journalists

[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 May 2004, 18:15 GMT]
The US Embassy in Colombo has been conducting a series of workshops to enhance the knowledge of local journalists in Sri Lanka. Four workshops were held in Galle, Trincomalee, Kandy and Colombo on May 6,10,12 and 13th May respectively. The fifth workshop is to be held in Jaffna on May 18 and the final will be held again in Colombo on May 20th, embassy sources said.

Ms. Paula L.Green, a New York City based freelance journalist is conducting these workshops. Ms. Green was a recipient of a 2003 Knight International Press fellowship, which is administered by the International Centre for Journalists in Washington D.C.

The main objective of the workshop is to update the local journalists in Colombo and outstations in developing their skills, sources said.

In Trincomalee, about twenty-one journalists attended the workshop, which was held in Welcome Hotel.


US Embassy trains Trinco Journalists
Trincomalee journalists attend the workshop.
US Embassy trains Trinco Journalists
Trincomalee journalists seen with, Ms. Paula L.Green , US Embassy Information Officer, Ms. Cody Taylor, and Information Assistant ( Tamil), Mr.Eustace Fernando, after the one day workshop.

 

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