New Media Institute to be built in Kilinochchi

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 November 2004, 23:18 GMT]
Foundation stone for a new Media Technology Institute is to be laid in Ariviyal Nagar in Kilinochchi on Friday, 26 November, sources in Vanni said. Officials in charge of the Institute said that the Institute is intended to promote media education among the Tamil community and to train local journalists to keep current with the advances in journalism and media information technology.

Vanni sources said that experienced Senior Journalists in Sri Lanka and from the expatriate community, and several members of the academia are involved in the establishment of this training venture.

The Institute is also expected to use the services of foreign media experts during early phases of training.

The first training session will start in January and will involve a curriculum with broad range of journalism topics, organizers said.

 

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