CEMESP, Partners Train Investigative Journalist Fellows to Report Groundbreaking Stories 

Monrovia- The Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP) in collaboration with Internews has commenced a three-day intensive refresher workshop for eleven investigative Journalists to produce groundbreaking stories on various subjects in Liberia.

The training is the second of its kind for the journalists drawn from Lofa, Rivercess, Sinoe, and Montserrado Counties.

Speaking during day one of the three-day workshop, CEMESP through its Executive Director, Malcolm Joseph encouraged the selected fellows to take the refresher seriously and double up their efforts to professionally do their stories. 

“We charge you to double up your efforts and ensure that you provide those in-depth investigative stories,” Mr. Joseph said.

He also used the occasion to laud USAID Liberia for providing the funding. 

Also speaking, the Program Associate/Investigative Journalism Fellowship Lead, Wremongar Joe encouraged the participating fellow to invest time in their pitches so they meet the standard of the required stories. Mr. Joe said the institution is committed to aiding each Investigative Journalist, evidenced by assigning mentors to them. 

For her part, Internews-Liberia Chief of Party Lien Bach said the institutions remain committed to providing tools and support to enhance their working. 

In mid-February this year, CEMESP kickstarted USAID Liberia Media Activity (LMA) Investigative Journalism Fellowship by training and supporting 18 Journalists. The training which began in February will last for 10 months with reports focusing on public finance, financial reporting, environment, natural resources, governance, and management.  However, the 2nd training targets Journalists the institution believes are exerting efforts in producing stories. 

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