Friday, 1 August 2008 7:40 AM

Media Training for Youths Workshop

Youths are given the opportunity to learn the basic in the media world.

This is part of an ongoing Youth Voices Youth Media Workshop currently taking place at the CYP Centre in Honiara.

Speaking to Solomon Times, Commonwealth Youth Program Media Intern, Tessa Johnstone said that it is an opportunity to involve young people in the media.

"Youths participating in the workshop have the opportunity to learn writing, print, radio, drama, and TV aspects of media," said Ms. Johnstone.

She added that media is an important tool and avenue where youths can express themselves and be heard.

"What these youths are doing at the workshop will be showcased during the International Youth Day here in Honiara," she said.

Facilitators of yesterday's workshop involved personnel from various media groups in Honiara.

SIFF Media Personnel, Francis Pituvaka said that involving the young people on the basics of media is a good start.

"The media is a good channel for youths to be able to express their opinions," Mr. Pituvaka said.

The young participants have agreed that the opportunity has helped them to better understand the role of the media and how they can be involved in disseminating information.

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