MALAYSIA: SUNA JOURNALISTS JOIN FIVE-DAY NEW MEDIA TRAINING AT BERNAMA

Nine journalists from the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) are participating in a five-day Media Training for SUNA course organised by the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), beginning yesterday.

Bernama General Manager, Zulkefli Salleh said the participants would be attending in-class training on various media platforms in Bernama, including television, radio and multimedia.

He said they would also learn, experience and exchange information with Bernama in managing the new media revolution which had been growing in many countries.

Universally, social media has caused a lot of problems to governments of the day as individuals in society want to be a journalist, which led to unethical practice of journalism, thus creating a lot of confusion by false information.

Through this course, we hope Bernama and SUNA can share and exchange experiences on how to manage social media and at the same time, we hope by working closely with Sudanese journalists, we can contribute in strengthening bilateral relations with them, he told Bernama after attending a briefing with the visiting journalists at Wisma Bernama here yesterday.

SUNA External Relations Department head, Mohamed Osman Adam said the programme would be a good opportunity for their journalists to learn on how to catch and manage the power of new media which was currently growing in Sudan.

In Sudan, the new media is controlling everything and our government is taking initiatives to strengthen the news credibility and accuracy.

We will make sure even though we might not be able to compete with the speed of new media, if you are credible, surely you will overcome others.

With the new development of media and with the diversity of how Bernama manages the new media information as a news agency, it is a good example for others to follow, he said.

Besides in-class training, the group is scheduled to visit the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission headquarters in Cyberjaya.

Source: NAM News Network