A seminar for media and documentary filmmaking professionals from 15 developing countries is underway at the Research and Training Institute (RTI) of National Radio and TV Administration (NRTA) in Beijing, China.
The three-week training is aimed at sharpening the skills of a total of 41 professionals and also introducing them to new techniques in media management and documentary filmmaking production.
In a move to enhance the skills of media professionals and documentary filmmakers and to further strengthen international collaboration between China and developing countries, the government of China, through its Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is sponsoring the training, which is expected to end later in August.
Among the topics being taught are China TV series making, how to tell a better story in the multimedia era, translation of Chinese film and culture, and creative industries in China. The participants are also expected to share their experiences and learn new trends in the radio and television industry.
Opening the seminar, the Vice-President of the Research and Training Institute of NRTA, Liu Ying, said NRTA was happy to collaborate with Ghana and other African countries in the development of their media and documentary filmmaking industries.
Ghana's representatives at this year's seminar include Class Media Group's McAnthony Dagyenga, Peace FM/Peacefmonline's Jane Sally Ngissah, GBC NEWS' correspondent Michael Dewornu, and Atinka Media Village's Isaac Nuamah Yeboah.
Currently, China has a total of 2,218 television and radio stations including 147 radio and 157 television networks across the world, which are all state-owned.
China also has 42 educational stations dedicated to only education programmes for both adults and schoolchildren across the country. The large television and radio presence in China has made the country the largest producer of radio and TV content with enormous quality and productivity.
Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM/McAnthony Dagyenga, Beijing-China