UNESCO's IPDC enhances media capacity at Radio St. Lucia
News with greater quality and more time for production of public service broadcast content are the results of support provided by UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication to Radio St. Lucia in the framework of a media capacity development project.
The RSL digital newsroom is one of 10 media development projects supported by International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) in the Caribbean in 2005.
"The implementation of the digital newsroom has improved efficient news production 600 folds. This results in news with greater quality and allows more time for production of public service broadcast content", Radio St. Lucia Station Manager, Roger Josephs says.
In Phase 2 of the project, quality of media content will be improved through enhancing capacity building and training for journalists and news correspondents. More than 30 journalists and news correspondents from St. Lucia as well as the Eastern Caribbean will be trained in electronic news gathering, production and dissemination. Special attention will be paid to technological convergence and reporting for multiple media platforms.
The training aims to enhance effective citizen participation and discussion through access to accurate, credible and timely information. Special attention will be given to the training of news correspondents working in rural areas in an effort to address the urban-centric imbalance in broadcast media and improve the communication capacity of remote and rural communities.
This phase of the project will be implemented by Radio St. Lucia in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC).
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