12 working and freelance journalists participating from eight media have received the certificate of completion in the Diploma in Multimedia Journalism (MMJ) program.
Bodhi Media & Communications Institute (BMCI) conducted the training program in collaboration with Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications and the Journalists’ Association of Bhutan with financial support from UNESCO IPDC.
Four more participants were given certificates of completion for selected modules.
The program was initially piloted in 2019 as a yearlong program where six participants completed the program.
BMCI introduced this program for new entrants and aspiring journalists as well as for those who intend to switch their current jobs to journalism within the media industry.
It is designed to respond to Bhutan’s need for qualified and professional journalists for all platforms, said Ms. Chandra Maya Bhujel, Academic Head, BMCI.
So far BMCI has conducted 11 short-term media and journalism related training supported by UNESCO with MMJ being a long term training program.
UNESCO IPDC provided such the training program.