Media training

My name is Graham Holliday I am a media trainer, blogger and a journalist and these are interesting links and useful tools related to my media training workshops.

The print edition

  • <p> <a href="
  • ">This post</a> got me thinking<br /><br />I'm about to <a href="http: //
  • ">start training 5-8 journalists</a> here in Kigali, Rwanda in short 3
  • week bursts. At the end of the 3 weeks, they are supposed to have
  • produced an original feature - whether it be in print, online, audio,
  • photographic or video - and it is also supposed to be of good enough
  • quality to sell or at least publish somewhere. So, how about doing
  • that through the <a href="http: //
  •">newspaperclub</a> and arranging delivery to
  • Kigali? Or picking the printed editions up in London when I'm back for
  • work - probably every 2 or 3 months.<br /><br />I dunno if it'd work
  • financially, but I think it might work funnuncially - a lot of
  • fununcian, a good looking "product" and an inspiration. Something folk
  • can sit around with and talk about and maybe even read.<br /><br />I
  • think this might be a goer. Will look into it more.</p>

Joseph Sebarenzi on Rwandan history, the present and the future

Joseph Sebarenzi, former speaker of the Rwandan Parliament and author of God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation, gives a history lesson on Rwanda and some thoughts on the future in the Huffington Post,

"The four-year war that followed culminated in the horror of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Out of this chaos, Major General Paul Kagame, who led the Tutsi rebellion, emerged as the victor and hero who stopped the evil. Emboldened with this historic achievement, Kagame slowly and surely set on a path in the footsteps of his predecessors. Like Kayibanda and Habyarimana, he worked tirelessly to attract foreign assistance, to maintain strong order and security, and to grow the economy. Once again Rwanda is hailed as the Switzerland of Africa. At the same time, however, Kagame, like his predecessors, has ignored the importance of building rule of law and promoting political reconciliation."

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BBC World Service on forgetting the genocide

Rwanda is hoping to build a future as a hi-tech economy. But it faces another struggle - to move on from the ethnic divisions which led to civil war and genocide in the 1990s - as Madeleine Morris found on a recent trip to the country to make a programme for the BBC’s World Service.

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