FeJAL Conducts a Two-day TOT Mentorship for Senior Female Journalists

By: Matalay Kollie

GBARNGA: March 4, 2024-: The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) in partnership with USAID Media Activity, Internews in Liberia has concluded a two-day “Training of Trainers” for senior female journalists mentors in Gbarnga, Bong County.

The training of trainers workshop is aimed at enhancing mentorship and increasing women journalists’ representation in the Newsroom.

The training is also focused on nurturing senior female mentors in providing strategies to handle challenges in the media clarifying, and affirming their mentees in their professional development.

During the opening session, FeJAL’s President, Lisa Diasay, expressed enthusiasm that upon the completion of the two-day workshop, female media mentors will acquire the basic knowledge in providing mentorship, and guidance of their female mentees in the Liberian Media, especially in the Newsroom.

The FeJAL President furthered that, FeJAL, as a Women-driven Media organization has been and is involved in providing mentorship and guidance for female journalists to equip them to compete with their male counterparts.

Madam Diasay believes that it is the responsibility of every senior female journalist who has acquired knowledge from their senior media professionals to give back to other young women in the media, adding that it would also serve as motivation for them to focus on their career development.

The training is being held under the theme: “Enhancing Mentorship to Increase Women’s Participation in the Newsroom”.

FeJAL seeks to provide professional training, skills development,t and capacity building for female journalists as well as other media practitioners and also other media-related groups. It is engaged in the protection of the rights of female journalists in the Liberian media landscape

The Female Journalist Association of Liberia also envisions a media landscape where women journalists and females employed in media spaces are seen and treated the same as their male counterparts.

The ‘TOT’ training is being facilitated by veteran Liberian Female Journalist Carolyn Myers Zoudah, with six (6) participating mentors in attendance.

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