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Broadcasters meet in Arusha

For two weeks in March, the Farm Radio International (FRI) office in Arusha was abuzz with broadcasters attending a training-for-trainers course. FRI hosted radio station staff from Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. The broadcasters practiced interviewing skills, listened to samples of each other’s work, gave and received constructive criticism, and learned some key training techniques to prepare them for their new role as “in-station” trainers. Some of the broadcasters had met before, and others were happy to meet in person after swapping messages on Barza, our online networking site for broadcasters. At the end of two intensive weeks, they returned to their home countries refreshed with new skills and new friends!

4 Responses to “Broadcasters meet in Arusha”

  1. Martin Mwape Says:

    I was one of the participants and I can say it was a good experience. I liked most the process of determining the training needs of a radio station and how to do constructive criticism.

  2. Amito Grace[Uganda] Says:

    Avoid the well-known pitfalls: Dear presenter when the interviewee answers your question with a question. Just stay quiet, wait for him or her to answer your question. If he doesn’t, ask the same question again. In rare, extreme cases, remind him or her the rules of the game: You are the interviewer; it’s your job to ask the questions. He agreed to the interview, and in doing so agreed to answer them. This should be said firmly, but not in an aggressive manner
    The non-directive interview: Presenter always begin with “Tell me about…”, never use a question. This approach leaves the interviewee free to say whatever he or she likes without limiting him or her to the parameters of your own knowledge of the subject. You can then go back over the most important points raised, “sum up” each along the lines of “you were saying…”. This method of interviewing is best for bringing out lots information, but it is the most difficult to master.

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