28 trained on broadcast
to help check violations
TAGBILARAN CITY, June 28, (PIA)--Broadcasters on air now should be more careful, some 28 people have been trained now to pick out any of the violations these broadcasters commit, based on the Broadcast Code of the Philippines.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Region 7, with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Association of United Development Information Officers (AUDIO) in Bohol brought the Basic Broadcaster's Training to young broadcasters from DyJR (Janseen Radio) of the Holy Name University, DyTR and Magic FM, the Association of Writers and Radio Announcers (AWRA) and information officers from government agencies and local government units, June 21-24 atthe ATI Regional training Complex in Cabawan District, this city.
The broadcasting training came in the trail of criticisms listeners aired over media reports which they presumed are in line with the broadcast protocols and media ethics.
By law, broadcasters across the country are governed by the Broadcast Code of the Philippines.
The Broadcast Code of the Philippines lays out the standards broadcasters do in radio programs and policies in handling them.
For broadcasters under the national association of broadcasters, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas is the governing body and lays out its broadcast principles.
The training exposed the participants to the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) broadcast principles, the Broadcast Code of the Philippines, laws on slander and libel, defense of libel and news writing for broadcast also included interviewing skills refresher, radio broadcasting practicum and radio scripts.
No less than veteran news writers Jessa Khrishna Agua-Ylanan, Judge Joy Santos-Doctor, development communicator Merrian Soliva and the PIA took the participants to the details of broadcast protocols, ethics and principles, news gathering techniques, writing for broadcast and scripting as well as a studio visit to allow participants the feel of broadcast duty.
The training is also designed to allow government information officers the skill to do broadcast tasks while allowing them a peek at the protocols, standards and policies in reporting crimes, sensitive information and handling delicate topics, according to the PIA.
On the other hand, ATI-7 Dr. Carolyn Mae Daquio said the training would also be used by government broadcasters to disseminate agricultural technologies which would be crucial in helping farmers obtain relevant information.
Participants also intended to finish the training with an broadcaster's accreditation by the KBP, a next step that would be attained in the next months. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
The more people would know the protocols, the more likely would broadcasters be more careful about the way they perform on air, hoped members of the AUDIO in Bohol, after training 28 new people on the details of on-air decorum. (PIA-7/Bohol)