AIBD/ABU Regional Workshop on Election Coverage

The AIBD/ABU Regional Workshop on Election Coverage was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16 to 18 January 2018.

This 3-day workshop was aimed to enhance the skill set of the existing reporters for elections coverage.

To train the reporters and producers on elections operations and protocols during elections, while multi-tasking to increase work output without quality of work suffering during election coverage.

26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Thailand took part in the workshop conducted by Ms Poonam Sharma.

Ms Sharma is the Director of Media Guru, Singapore, and also broadcast professional with 22-years of experience as an editor, journalist, anchor and producer.    

The trainer showed various stories highlighting news writing, social media reach and multi format treatment in the workshop. Writing sessions for social media was also one of the key sessions.

The closing ceremony was attended by the Director of AIBD Mr Chang Jin and the Senior Editor at ABU News Mr Tan Hock Guan.