Comprehensive  Ghana Oil and Gas news, information, updates, analysis

Stories By Alumni

Penplusbytes to Train Journalists in Oil and Gas Reporting

  • SOURCE: | qwesa2big
  • Beginning next quarter, Penplusbytes will be executing the third phase of its extensive media capacity building programme for suitably qualified journalists interested in oil and gas reporting from Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania with support from the Revenue Watch Institute as part of the “Strengthening media oversight on the extractive sectors” project.

    This project comes against the backdrop that in many resource-rich countries, journalists often lack the necessary knowledge and skill in investigating and writing in-depth stories on the extractives, oil and gas sector.

    The training programme will begin in July 2013 and run over a period of 6 – 8 months. There are approximately 10 places available this year for Ghanaian journalists. This year’s training will be delivered together with Penplusbytes’ partners the African Centre for Media Excellence based in Uganda and Journalists’ Environmental Association from Tanzania (JET).

    This interactive training will involve a  mixture of seminars, interviews and informal ‘roundtables’, as well as regular mentoring, field trips, workshops and debates with technical experts and journalists from Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania.

    The program, which started in 2011, has since trained 22 journalists in three different classes in Ghana. A beneficiary of the program, Madam Lydia Asamoah from the Ghana News Agency said “participating in the project last year broadened my knowledge on how to effectively report on the sector. It has improved my news gathering skills and enhanced my ability to interpret and analyse data related to the oil and gas sector”.

    According to Jeremiah Sam  Director of Penplusbytes, “the training will also offer a unique opportunity for trainee journalists to do country specific comparisons under the course as it will involve exchange programmes between the three implementing countries of Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.”


    Get the latest news and updates on Ghana’s oil and gas value chain by following us Reporting Oil and Gas on twitter @oilgasghana and like our facebook page and get at us on Google+. Subscribe to our group to get updates.


    Leave a reply

    About Us
    Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009 at Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes ( with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector read more
    Twitter Activity Stream

    Partners We are proud to be associated with:

    Skip to toolbar