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Kenya: NMG Starts Learning Programme

The Nation Media Group (NMG) last week launched a regional media training programme. Dubbed the Media Lab, the one-year course will feature practising journalists and university and college students interested in journalism.

NMG chief executive officer, Linus Gitahi, welcomed the pioneer group of 15 students from Kenyan and Ugandan universities, saying the course would expose them to both business and journalism training. They will undertake business training between May and July and editorial/journalism training from September this year to April next year. The Media Lab coordinator, David Aduda, said the trainees would also be mentored by seasoned NMG editors and reporters.

NMG editors and managers visited 16 educational institutions to recruit the 15 trainees from 1,455 applicants. They include 10 Kenyans and five Ugandans. Plans are under way to recruit five Tanzanians in the next three months.

The Nation Nairobi, 8th May 2007

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