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During the training on video production with smartphones for 18 Guinean journalists in Conakry at the end of November 2020. ©Association des Journalistes Scientifiques de Guinée (AJSG) During the training on video production with smartphones for 18 Guinean journalists in Conakry at the end of November 2020.

Mobile journalism training in Conakry as part of our COVID program

The Association of Science Journalists of Guinea (AJSG) has just organized, with the support of Fondation Hirondelle, a 3-day training course on how to make videos with smartphones for 18 Guinean journalists. This training is part of the programs implemented to support African media and journalists in the face of the fragility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This practical training, led by two Guinean bloggers and web journalists, lasted 3 days, from November 27 to 29, in Conakry. It brought together 18 participants, members of the AJSG and journalists from the private media. The objective was to learn to master and know how to use the smartphone to make reports and video interviews. Participants learned the basics of framing, how to pace their production by telling a story and the basics of editing on smartphone according to the distribution channels. The training will enable participants from different regions of Guinea to contribute to the production of content related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects in this country already weakened by repeated political and social crises.

This workshop was implemented with the support of Fondation Hirondelle within the framework of the H2H humanitarian program funded by UK Aid, the British cooperation. These activities in support of African media and journalists weakened by the pandemic are also part of the "Together for reliable information" program supported by the European Union and coordinated by the Dutch organization Free Press Unlimited, in partnership with Fondation Hirondelle.