State to engage ZAMCOM for on-line training

New Media, Old Media
GOVERNMENT intends to engage the Zambia Institute of Mass Communications (ZAMCOM) to provide training for reporters and editors from the public media on online reporting.

Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent secretary Emmanuel Mwamba said yesterday that there was need to sharpen skills for Journalists to move with time in the ever-changing environment in which they operated.
He, however, tasked ZAMCOM to revive its structure and accommodate on-line, in-service training for reporters and editors.
He said the infrastructure at ZAMCOM needed to be upgraded to meet the modern standards of training, adding that Government would promote the institution’s in-house training for Journalists.
Mr Mwamba said the in-house training would also provide other skills development and refresher courses that would help reporters and editors improve their skills from time to time.
Meanwhile, Mr Mwamba urged local broadcasting media houses to put in place a deliberate policy that would ensure that they televised more of local content instead of depending much on imported foreign content.
“We want to see more of local programmes and TV series on ZNBC, it has been observed that most of its series are from china, Nigeria and other countries,” he said.