Considering the importance of civic education and its direct relation with media, Media Advocacy Group (MAG) with the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Nepal, organized the two-day training on professional journalism and civic education for women journalists in Hetauda, Makwanpur, on 29-30, Oct. 2015 (12-13, Kartik, 2072). 35 young journalists of print, radio and broadcast from three different districts ( Makwanpur, Chitwan and Bara districts) participated in the training. The training was provided to women journalists to encourage them to practice civic journalism by making them understand its importance in the present context.
Objectives of the training:
The main objective of the training was to increase the participation of women journalists in the sector of civic journalism. Other objectives were:
- Conceptual clarity on civic education for women journalists
- Creating the wider scope and usage of civic education
- Making every form of media accountable and responsible towards the civic education