RIC hosts workshops for Portuguese-speaking journalists

From left are Peter Mendy, RIC professor of history and IPLWS Academic Advisory Council;  Pedro Bicudo, guest speaker and director of RTP-Azores; Marie R. Fraley, IPLWS interim director; Antonio Pacheco, Pro-Dignitate representative; and Ermelinda Zito and Antonio Ambrosio, IPLWS Community Advisory Board. (Photo: Pedro Chantre)

From left are Peter Mendy, RIC professor of history and IPLWS Academic Advisory Council; Pedro Bicudo, guest speaker and director of RTP-Azores; Marie R. Fraley, IPLWS interim director; Antonio Pacheco, Pro-Dignitate representative; and Ermelinda Zito and Antonio Ambrosio, IPLWS Community Advisory Board. (Photo: Pedro Chantre)
Three workshops on the RIC campus in March provided professional development for local Portuguese-speaking journalists. Workshops for Lusophone Journalists was an initiative of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC and the Pro Dignitate Foundation of Lisbon, Portugal. The two institutions signed a protocol last September to launch three years of projects to promote community radio as an instrument of peace.

The workshops:

• "Journalistic Fundamentals and Ethics" (presented in English) (March 12)

• "Aplicação das técnicas de rádio" (em Português) (March 19)

• "As exigências da reportagem para audiências lusófonas" (em Português) (March 26)


RIC President Carriuolo is interviewed by Valdir Alves of CVideo for Cape Verdean
and Portuguese news outlets at the final session of the Workshops for Lusophone
Journalists. (Photo: Pedro Chantre)
Featured speaker for the first session was Eung-Jun Min, professor and chair of Communication Department at RIC. Featured in the second session was Monica Villela Grayley, chief of Portuguese Section, United Nations Radio.

At the third session, RIC President Nancy Carriuolo greeted the assemblage, recognizing Antonio Pacheco, Pro Dignitate representative; guest speakers Pedro Bicudo, director of RTP-Azores and Milton Maluleque, journalist and producer of Channel Africa, South Africa; vice-consul of Portugal J. Leonel Teixeira; and Gunga Tavares, cultural attache of the Consulate General of Cape Verde.

Over the three sessions, speakers and participants represented many countries of the Portuguese-speaking world, such as Brazil, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Angola and Mozambique.

“For the next project, a conference is planned in Portugal in September to report on the progress of the initiative and to plan next steps in furthering the project’s objectives,” said Marie Fraley, interim director of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC.