Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum (SLMMF) hosted a series of workshops and awareness seminars for young men and women currently working in the media, as well as students and those who are considering a career in media, Consultant of SLMMF N. M. Ameen said yesterday (5). According to Ameen, the SLMMF workshop was held at the All Ceylon Young Men’s Muslim Association (ACYMMA) Conference Auditorium in Maradana, Colombo on 3 September.
More than 60 young men and women from various parts of the country, including Ampara, Puttalam, Kandy, Kalutara, Colombo, Gampaha, and Batticaloa districts, who work for various print and electronic media in the country and want to become media personalities, eagerly participated in the workshop, he said.
Veteran journalist Naushad Mohideen who worked for the Dinapathi, the news editor for the Thinakaran and current Assistant Director of the Tamil News Division of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation delivered the main lecture.
Lecture focused on: What is social media? How to write an error free constructive news story? Who are media personalities; their role and contribution to society? The challenges media personnel face while collecting news.
An award ceremony followed the main event. ACYMMA President Saheed M. Rizvie was Chief Guest while JJ Foundation President Dr. I.Y.M. Haneef Hajee graced the event as the guest of honour. SLMMF President Senior broadcaster Furkhan Bee Ifthikhar, consultant Alhaj Ameen, Secretary Sihar Anees, Training Division in charge, National Organiser Musthapa Moulavi, Assistant Treasurer Naalir Jamaldeen, executive committee member M.S.M. Rafi, among other guests, were also present.
By Naalir Jamaldeen