Lamin Jahateh, editor and publisher of this blog, on Sunday left Banjul for Accra, Ghana, to attend a two-week intensive course on “Freedom and Responsibility in the Media”.
The course, which is for journalists from member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is organised by the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ), a Germany-based organization that seeks to enhance the professional performance of journalists across the world.
Conducted in cooperation with the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra, the course will take place from 17 to 28 September 2012.
According to the organisers, the course aims to examine the interdependence between quality and ethics in journalism.
Mr Jahateh, who left together with three other journalists from different media houses in the country, said: “The training will strengthen and enhance my advocacy for freedom of expression in The Gambia and thus to improve the conditions for democratisation and economic and social development.”