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Lao National Radio runs Smart phone new media course

Lao National Radio (LNO), in collaboration with AIBD, organised the 4 day mobile journalism workshop on new media, social media and radio production for staff from different media organisations from Vientiane capital. Altogether there were 28 participants in the course, which took place between 11-14 June at the LNO headquarters.

Phosy Keomanivong, Director General of LNR was present at the launch of the course, along with Somsavath Phongsa, DDG of the MICT’s Mass Media Department and Vorasack Pravongviengkham, DDG of LNR. International trainer Steve Ahern led the workshop.

On 13th August 1960 the Lao Radio of the Pathet Lao was launched in Viengxay, Houaphanh Province in the northern part of Laos, and has been broadcasting continually to the present day. There are now 5 channels in the national radio, one AM, one shortwave and 3 FM channels, covering official news, music and a range of formats. The national broadcaster has plans to go digital in the future.

This workshop is a milestone for the journalists of the Lao PDR, at international level. The participants gained experience during the practical work of the course. They learned a lot including technology useful to their everyday work, planning their work, and team work.