Friday, February 23, 2024

ZNBC delegation in Turkey for News Gathering and Radio Production techniques

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Zambia’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Joseph Chilengi with Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Radio Producers and diplomatic staff at the Zambian Chancery in Ankara
Zambia’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Joseph Chilengi with Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Radio Producers and diplomatic staff at the Zambian Chancery in Ankara

Zambia’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Joseph Chilengi has commended the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) for the critical role it is playing in shaping national development through packaging and dissemination of information of overriding public importance.

Ambassador Chilengi who was flanked by Deputy Head of Mission, Bwalya Nondo, said ZNBC has continued to play an important role in national development through provision of reliable and accurate news to citizens both at home and abroad.

He was speaking when a five-member delegation of ZNBC radio producers paid a courtesy on him at the Zambian Chancery in Ankara this morning.

The ZNBC delegation is in Turkey to attend a course entitled: “News Gathering and Radio Production techniques in a digital environment” conducted by the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) under the auspices of the Turkish Co-operation and Co-ordination Agency (TIKA).

“Let me take this opportunity to congratulate ZNBC for its innovation to stream live its news on Facebook as it has helped to counter fake news that has littered our cyberspace. Note that citizens, especially those in the diaspora now have access to accurate news on events back home,” Ambassador Chilengi said.

He urged course participants to ensure that the skills that they will acquire are effectively put to good use and contribute to overall programming and broadcasting at the core of which is quality content, which the general public can identify with.

Ambassador Chilengi also encouraged ZNBC staff to take interest in the social and economic aspects of Turkey and package informative and educative information, which can influence decision making in the country and provide a general view for best practices in various areas.

He reminded ZNBC staff that they can contribute to enhancement of relations between Zambia and Turkey through their work as information is a bridge that can bring people of different cultures together.

He assured the course participants that the Zambian Mission in Turkey was committed to playing a continued and sustained role in facilitating training programmes for ZNBC in particular and media in general with relevant institutions in Turkey and countries of extra accreditation.
The Zambia Mission in Turkey covers the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Georgia and Republic of Macedonia as countries of extra accreditation.

Ambassador Chilengi further said capacity building for ZNBC is timely as it comes when the national broadcaster has migrated from analogue to digital broadcasting.

He noted that this new technological dispensation entails that the broadcasting industry should be in tune with modern trends for good and quality broadcasting.

He wished the delegation well and thanked the Government of the Republic of Turkey through TIKA and TRT for sponsoring the training programme.
Ambassador Chilengi also wished the delegation a happy World Press Freedom Day.

He noted that His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia and his administration places great important to freedom of the press and is committed to creating an enabling environment for journalists to do their work freely.

Delegation leader Chabwela Zulu thanked TRT for the warm reception and the rich course content.

Zambia’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Joseph Chilengi with Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Radio Producers and diplomatic staff at the Zambian Chancery in Ankara
Zambia’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Joseph Chilengi with Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Radio Producers and diplomatic staff at the Zambian Chancery in Ankara
Zambia’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Joseph Chilengi shakes hands with ZNBC Radio Two (2) Producer Chilufya Kunsensela while his colleague Ahmed Mwape (left) looks on
Zambia’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Joseph Chilengi shakes hands with ZNBC Radio Two (2) Producer Chilufya Kunsensela while his colleague Ahmed Mwape (left) looks on

25 COMMENTS

  1. No you’re wrong, they’re in Turkey for sight seeing and getting social on taxpayers dime.ZNBC is guaranteed to be as rotten as ever.

    • ZNBC has remained static for a long time. I do not think that a five-day conference can change the mind set.

    • Turkey? What can draconian Turkey teach a journalist? Some journalists in that country are on the wanted list for the coup

    • Zambia spends as under-
      1. salary, perks, security, travel support staff and extravaganza of One Person the President of the Republic of Zambia – 23% of National Budget
      2. Conferences and workshop – 12% National Budget
      3. Education – 3%
      4. Civil Servant Salaries – 29%

      Sad but true state of affairs.

  2. It will always be deadNBC. It is not a public broadcaster but a state broadcaster. Turkey is an emerging dictatorship we should have no business with.

  3. At least they will now repay nkongole from the allowances and buy some decent clothes, otherwise there’s nothing that ZNBC will benefit from this program. Reporters gather a lot of worthwhile news but it goes to archives and is never aired. Many good journalists have left due to frustrations. Each one has somebody who brought him

  4. News gathering techniques. Ummm… Are we not graduating Mass Communication graduates from UNZA and Journalism from Evelyn Hone anymore? Plus – wait – Turkey!? Really? Oh – Oh! I know, I know: like learning from like. For a moment I wondered about the choice of country to learn from…

    • Turkey? Mwebantu! Next lot will be sent to Pyong Yang for a course called “news gathering techniques without defaming the President”

  5. They learn all those things they are pretending to learn in Turkey in our local colleges. Zambia has more educated people now than at independence time. We are actually able to put our heads together and make this country better to live in.They just go for holidays.

  6. Lyonse kuya kubasungu: When are these going to be taught from Africa particularly from Zambia. Where are the brains which God has given us. Ba UNZA

  7. ZNBC is hopeless. It’s even difficult to get it in some parts of Zambia.

    In Zambia all radio stations are rotten except radio Chikuni and radio phoenix. The problem again with radio Chikuni is Tonga and radio phoenix always play music from foreign countries.

    It’s really hard to connect with our mother Zambia. Radio chengelo and radio Yatsani are all rotten. U can’t get them online.

    Directors of such radio stations are hopeless.

  8. No wonder ZNBC is backward
    How do you go and learn such basic thing so far away and Turkey for that matter
    Is Turkey a country or chicken?
    You can do the sh it on youtube. What a waste of money

  9. Dead NBC died after they fired Dr Manasseh Phiri! Before 1992 Dead NBC was a real tv station (TVZ) not this disgusting vomit that we see on the television screen.
    Their reporters, journalists and news readers are just sub standard not fit to work in any big news outlet! They are a very, very, very big embarrassment to themselves and to all Zambians both with their news delivery, program broadcasting, tv variety shows etc etc etc

    The likes of Maureen Nkandu, Gorettti Maplanga. Francis Ndovi those were real journalists etc.. Not the likes of Brian Mwaaaale ..guys this is suppossed to be a national broadcaster not a national embarresment!

    Heaven help us- this training they are going for won’t do a thing!

  10. Znbc will never improve. Even the selection of participants is based on which tribe one comes fromantic ba Pf?

  11. there are two things that will tell you everything you need to know about a country: its TV and roads. Enter Zambia through any border and you will see that this is a country of under achievers. Watch deadNBC and see the intellect deficiency at play and general backwardness. That’s why no money, gold or oil can really develop Africa

  12. Please, take care of yourself, don’t let Erdogan’s Regime to arrest the team of ZNBC. And skip to talk about press freedom in Turkey

  13. Going to Turkey for learning media techniques is like going to a crocodile to learn how to take care of your goats.Press freedom in Turkey is under serious siege.

  14. Yes indeed. Pipo are enjoying our taxpayers money. Most of the crew there are Pf cadres. They will come back and continue their trend of baisness in news coverage. Even komboni radio is better off.

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