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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Basilan IP students undergo Journalistic Writing Workshop

By Jocelyn P. Alvarez

ISABELA CITY, BASILAN – Close to 30 Indigenous People (IP)- college students of Basilan Province undergo a two-day Journalistic Writing Workshop here on June 3-4 to equip them with basic knowledge and skills in news writing thru workshops.

The activity aims to develop and enhance the journalistic talents and skills of IP college students with emphasis on climate change adaptation. It also aims to teach the IP students correct styles in writing print releases/feature stories; to acquaint IP students with the nature and effects of climate change and other environmental issues; to enable them to come up with stories or articles featuring their culture, customs, traditions to promote inter-cultural understanding among the people in the region.

Before the start of the workshop/seminar proper, one participant articulated her expectations saying “I really hope that we could establish friendship and learn a lot from this workshop.”

Another participant also said that this is her first time to attend such kind of training/workshop and she thanked the organizer for such opportunity.

Learning is more effective when environment is not intimidating. “We expect lecturers to be friendly and funny, not intimidating,” expressed one participant on her expectations over the lecturers.

The Journalistic Writing Workshop include lectures on Basic News Writing; Workshop & Critiquing; Social Media Utilization; Video Showing on Climate Change and BBL and lecture on Editorial Writing.

The activity is a joint effort of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), the U.S Embassy and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).