Residential training for Young journalists in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Friday, 03 December 2004, 12:07 GMT]
Opening event of a one week residential training program organized by the Tamil Young Journalists Association of Batticaloa- Amparai started Friday in Batticaloa, sources from the eastern province said. Several senior Tamil journalists gave lectures in their fields of expertise to attending young journalists from the area during the opening day of the event.
|Rev Father Sreetharan speaking and Chandraprakash (seated)
Rev. Father S Sreetharan, President of Batticaloa Non-Governmental Organization, AHEAD, gave the opening speech at the event presided by Head of the Young Journalists Association S Chandraprakash.
A Sivanesachelvan, former Chief Editor with Thinakkural and Head of Tamil Division at a Media Institute spoke on the history of print media. D Sivaram, popular military analyst who contributes weekly columns to Tamil and English broadsheets gave a talk on the difficulties and importance of news coverage during war, and Senior Journalist Visu Kathirgamathamby spoke on the printing press technologies.
Several young aspiring journalists from across Batticaloa and Amparai districts are participating in the training program.
|(L-R) D Sivaram and Visu Kathirgamathamby
|Sivanesachelvan former Chief Editor,Thinakural Tamil daily