Managing radio station managers in Kampala
We held our first seminar today for radio station owners/managers in Kampala. The central messages: 1. Peace, and peace journalism, is good for business; 2. Professional, responsible electoral reporting is not only good for the community, but enhances a station's profile and reputation; 3. Professional reporters need to be treated like professionals, which means they need to be trained, paid decently, and their transportation expenses must be paid by the stations (this rarely happens here). A perceptive, receptive, reflective group of 22 owners/managers made teaching today a delight.