The Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP)has just ended a three-day vigorous Training of Trainers workshop on strengthening Media Freedom through an enabling Media Regulatory Environment.
The workshop which is a first in a series and will include students’ press clubs from several schools and civic society organizations, and was held in Monrovia with sponsorship from the British Embassy and implemented by CEMESP.
During the workshop, Cllr. Jallah Barbu lectured on the significance of research to the work of journalists and the understanding of current media laws regulatory environment as well as the Freedom of Information (FOI) and Media Codes of Practice in Liberia.
Day to massively dwelled on several aspects of Digital Security with Mr. Lawrence Yealue of the Accountability Lab assisted by his daughter, as it relates to journalists’ safety in the usage of the internet and how to identify hackers’ intrusion into their respective emails and posts, and how to remedy such attack.
Mr. Yealue and daughter also drilled the media personalities into content protection, digital identity, device security, data protection and cyber criminals. They also provide a key component about the importance of the usage of the WI FI and Hot Spot, Drop Box including the thorough review of the pro and con of Facebook and the unique reliability of WhatsApp.
With the ending of day three; touching on the data driven investigative reporting using FOI and innovative tools, the Executive Director of CEMSESP, Mr. Malcolm W. Joseph commended the respective facilitators for their brilliant presentations, and extolled the media heavyweights for their participation and challenged them to professionally and keenly apply the legal and technical knowledge acquired from the workshop to enhance their daily journalistic engagements. TNR
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