Looking back on the two months of TV and radio training, we’ve come a long way together. For the first time, broadcast journalists are free to make decisions about what is newsworthy.
No longer do they have to read press releases as dictated by the government or air “official” videos that are boring or uninformative. Opposition parties and candidates have appeared on the news — and even as the lead story — for the first time. Reporters use compelling pictures and natural sound. But the big test will come when the nation’s first election is scheduled, perhaps as early as August. Stay tuned.