Hands-on Training on the Production of Provincial Environmental Radio Programs

The ProCEEd project trained more than 70 radio journalists from four provincial and district radio stations in Khammouane  and Houaphan on the production of environmental radio programs. The training aimed at  enhancing the journalists’ basic knowledge and capacities about environmental issues which they need for producing related radio programs. The trainings were held in Thakhek, Khammouane Province on 27 July, 2016 and in Samneua, Houaphan Province on 5 Aug, 2016.

 

The two one-day workshops were a follow-up of the basic environmental radio training organized by ProCEEd,  in which participants from the four stations joined in November 2015, and the production of environmental radio programs by the four stations in cooperation with ProCEEd experts throughout 2016.

 

Based on inputs from ProCEEd trainers, participants learned about wildlife and biodiversity conservation, forest management, co-management of national protected areas and climate change.


Divided into five working groups, participants learned how to improve a given sample script for a radio report. By going through the script step-by-step, participants learned what makes a good introduction, how to adjust the radio report for a specific target group and how to phrase good interview questions. The radio journalists also became skilled at techniques for the creation of interview questions for different target groups such as villagers, decision-makers and experts, and approaching these groups. Moreover, they gained knowledge of appropriate and feasible scheduling of each production step. Finally, all participants had a chance to discuss various challenges that they may encounter during the production of environmental radio programs.

 

Aside from staff members from the district (Boualapha District, Khammouane and Houameang District, Houaphan) and provincial radio broadcasting stations, a few members of the ProCEEd project team, DEQP and the two related Province Offices of Natural Resources and Environment (PoNRE) joined the training.


The workshop supported radio journalists to gain new knowledge and to develop skills needed for the production of environmental radio programs in international quality. Having a better understanding about environmental issues themselves will enable the journalists to pass on their knowledge to their audience.

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS



You can now watch 12 professionally produced documentary films broadcast on LNTV in 2017. Three or four episodes of 15 minutes each make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic, e.g. wildlife or forest protection. More films supported by ProCEEd and other GIZ projects are shown as well.

ENVIRONMENTAL RADIO



You can listen in to selected radio programs produced by LNR Khammouane in Thakek and Boualapha as well as by LNR Huaphan in Sam Neua and Houameuang. Some of them have even been translated into Khmu and Hmong language. Three 15-min episodes make up for a mini-series that focuses on a specific topic.

ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS



At the provincial and district level, Environmental Tours with entertaining environmental education activities regularly tour four provinces and Vientiane Capital. A bus and a truck using solar-powered equipment facilitate film, theatre and local learning and discussion initiatives. Don’t miss the tour!