04 April 2022

The “New Media Journalism Training” Was Held in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after Albania and North Macedonia, with the Support of TİKA

The “New Media Journalism Basic Training,” which was held jointly by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the participation of press members from many countries, was successfully completed.

The five-day training was attended by a total of 25 journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia.

In his speech at the closing ceremony held after the training program, Sadık Babür Girgin, the Republic of Türkiye’s Ambassador to Sarajevo, stated that there were common opportunities in the Balkans, as well as many challenges, and that Türkiye organized training programs to share its experience and capacity with neighboring countries. Girgin stressed that the training offered by TRT, a global brand with its technical resources and program quality, on new media journalism was important. He congratulated TİKA for organizing the program, and press members for completing it.

Lejla Babovic, Head of International Affairs at Bosnian-Herzegovinian Radio Television (BHRT), stressed the importance of the training programs that have been organized by TİKA and TRT for press members in Bosnia and Herzegovina for many years. She thanked TİKA and TRT for making the training available to the employees of BHRT.

In his speech, Muhammed Ünal, TİKA’s Coordinator in Sarajevo, stated that technologies, the Internet, and social networks have developed incredibly in recent years, driving the transition from traditional journalism to new media, and that TİKA organized current training programs to develop and support local stakeholders in the countries where it operates. Ünal said that he was pleased with the successful completion of the New Media Journalism Basic Training, and congratulated the press members who successfully completed the program.

Bekim Muftarević, TRT’s Representative in Sarajevo, delivered a speech and noted that TRT strengthened lasting peace and multilateral and regional cooperation through its mission in the Balkans. Muftarević underlined that our country’s ancient history was introduced to the world through TV series, co-produced movies, and cartoons. He added that TRT has trained 12,000 people in 99 countries in the last four years and aims to train 2,000 people this year.


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