Training for ARMM communicators

INFORMATION and information technology (IT) officers in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) take part in a three-day training designed to hone their writing skills and know-how on website management.

The ARMM government is working to provide the public with better access to information about its present thrusts and programs in keeping with its open government policy.

The three-day basic journalism and information management training, which ends today, included inputs on news and feature writing, business reporting, basic media relations, photography and multimedia production.

The present ARMM reform government has put emphasis on transparency and open governance, a thrust amplified through enhancing line agencies websites as portal of information and accomplishment programs of each office.

I think, even if the current administration is doing a lot of things, without the ITs and IOs, the world will not know about them.

Aside from the knowledge they gained, their work becomes easier and the ARMM network with the media and IOs from other agencies is strengthened.

This training helped ARMM officers to further develop their skills.

After the training, ARMM will have a regional gazette published quarterly to inform the public of each agency’s programs and accomplishments.

Moreover, they are expected to have an updated website.

The training was funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in partnership with The Asia Foundation and carried out by the Office of the Executive Secretary.

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