Sports journalists in an exclusive interview Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

FUFA – USPA Media Course:

  • 12th – 15th December 2017
  • At FUFA Technical Center, Njeru
[/media-credit] Sports journalists in an exclusive interview Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Journalists world over play an integral role in the development of society. Aside undertaking the timely informative and educative roles, journalists endure tough and challenging situations to story tell in systematic format.

It is therefore upon this background that this crop of professionals ought to be abreast with the latest advances in the world including refresher courses, workshops and related symposiums.

In Uganda, the long awaited media course for football journalists has finally made a graceful arrival.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) in close partnership with Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) will organize the course at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru, Buikwe.

The dates ear marked for the course are  12th-15th December, 2017.

Ahmed Hussein, the guru at the helm of communications in the FUFA institution confirmed the development;

FUFA considers education in all sectors of football as a key component in strategic plan for the period 2017-2021.

We are very much aware of role played by the media in dissemination information about football to the public.

We have informed Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) about the course and they are already receiving applicants.

Deadline for registration is Sunday 10th December, 2017.

In a related development, the attached media officers to the 8 FUFA Regional Football Associations  will also attend the residential course.

Kawowo Sports has also learnt that FUFA will meet all the costs of the course.

All the participants have been requested to carry sports kits (soccer boots or canvas shoes, shorts and shirts), gadgets like laptops, voice recorders, video and photo cameras as the course will have practical sessions.

Course Tit Bits:

Some of the important aspects and topics that will be covered in this 4 day’s course will include media ethics vis-a-vis professionalism, television, radio and print media coverage, photography, videography, laws of the game among others.

[/media-credit] Some of the sports journalists during the Badminton workshop at Hotel Express Hotel in Kampala Credit: USPA

This course will further help to cement FUFA’s relationship with USPA that has been hitherto cosy one time immemorial.

USPA president Sabiti Muwanga has lauded the course;

This media course is long overdue.

It is a great idea that FUFA has come up with USPA to organize this course which we believe shall be so useful to the sports journalists.

[/media-credit] Vipers and Uganda Cranes goalkpeer Isma Watenga in an interview with the media Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

USPA has previously held seminar courses for journalists interested in cricket and badminton.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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