UNDP proud to cooperate with AJTL in professionalizing Timorese Journalists

AJTL chairperson and UNDP resident representative are at the opening ceremony of civic journalism in the battle of COVID – 19. Foto LN

Lafaek News- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Muntuya Altangerel said they were proud to be in cooperation with Timor Lorosa’e Journalist Association (AJTL) to help professionalize Timorese journalists, especially community radio volunteers.

Mr. Tuya made the comments on Monday (14/9) during her speech marking the opening ceremony of civic journalism to six community radio stations in the context of COVID – 19 outbreaks. 

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank AJTL for its commitment on improving skills of the Timorese Journalists. Once again, we feel very proud of working together with AJTL for its commitment to improve set journalistic standards in Timor-Leste. And with this cooperation, it would help strengthen skills of the community radio volunteers in the future,”she said.

She affirmed this training was an important move and space for the community radio volunteers to learn something new in the battle of COVID – 19.

“We do not want you to lose the opportunity; therefore we would like to encourage you all to take the opportunity to learn as new leaders for contributing to the country’s development at municipal level,” she said.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of AJTL, Zevonia Vieira thanked UNDP for financially funding this project, saying it was pertinent to help enhance skills of the young journalists to be more professional in the future.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank UNDP for offering funds to help support this program as it would contribute to skill development of the country’s young journalists, especially for the community radio volunteers,” she said in her speech. 

This civic journalism training is held for two days as part of a four-month project in the battle of COVID – 19 in Timor-Leste.

 

Jornalista : Iruk Carvalh

Editór        :  Nestor

 

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