United States Agency for Global Media

Journalism Workshops in Malaysia


BBG trainers conducted two, three-day trainings for more than 50 Malaysian journalists in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu from Aug. 8-14, 2016.

The coursework included the following sessions:

  • Journalism Ethics
  • Legal Aspects of Journalism
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Story-Telling
  • Disaster Reporting
  • Using New Media for Crisis Reporting
  • Audio/Video Reporting with Smartphones

Journalists came from a mix of broadcast and print mediums. They were of varied ages and skills levels. All of them, however, used smart phones, social media apps and frequently accessed news online.

  • Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • National Press Club of Malaysia
  • U.S Embassy
  • Joan Mower
    Director, Development and Training, BBG
  • Inna Dubinsky
    Development Officer, BBG