By Wallace Mawire in Johannesburg, South Africa
Journalists from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) are participating in a two week workshop to enhance their skills and knowledge on issues affecting the region.
The reporting is part of the regional integration in Southern Africa training programme and covers the history, politics and economies of SADC. lt is being conducted by the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) in collaboration with the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ), part of German organisation InWent Capacity Building International.
According to IAJ, the aim of the programme is to enhance the quality of reporting on SADC matters in the regional media.
Participants will benefit from sessions on the successes and challenges of regional integration. Other aspects will include SADC economic and political realities, and the lessons SADC can learn from the EU crisis.
Countries participating in the programme include Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
The training began this week (30 July) and will run to 10 August in Johannesburg, South Africa.