Wednesday, September 28

CJA to hold economic journalism workshop

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KUCHING: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) Sarawak Branch will be holding an economic journalism workshop as part of its activities this year.

Its chairman Caroline Jackson said the workshop is to be organised in collaboration with CJA India Branch after the general election.

Another journalism workshop for Chinese speaking journalists with a different topic would be held later, she said.

“CJA Sarawak since its formation in 2003 has always emphasised on training local journalists to help upgrade their standard of journalism and in line with the government’s call to upgrade human capital in the country,” she told reporters after leading committee members of CJA Sarawak Branch to pay a courtesy call on Social Development Minister Tan Sri William Mawan at his office here yesterday.

She was joined by CJA secretary and fund raising coordinator Peter Sibon, deputy chairman Alice Wee and exco members Jack Wong, M Rajah, Bong Siak Boon and associate Churchill Edward.

The main aim of the courtesy call was to seek Ministry of Social Development’s financial support and to brief Mawan on the association’s past and upcoming activities this year.

Mawan, in responding to the request, pledged a government grant of RM15,000 to the association to help fund the activities that would be organised this year.

Formed in 2003, CJA Sarawak Branch membership is open to selected senior journalists who have influence in the newsroom.