Indonesia News Agencys (Lembaga Kantor Berita Negara) as known as LKBN Antara Riau Provincial Bureau holds English News Writing Workshop on Enviromental Issues, Saturday.
About 40s participants are journalists from television, radio, newspaper, and newsportal attend in Premiere Hotel, Pekanbaru City. For this workshop, two keynote speakers perform sharing their experiences ini writing English News.
The First Speaker is Rahmad Nasution, The Manager of Antara News Agency’s English News Service. The second is Teguh Rachmanto, having juornalism experiences ini Newsweek and Businessweek based in New York, United States, he is also the founder of dokterdigital.com.
Head of LKBN Antara Riau Province Bureau, Maswandi said on the opening workshop that the world in digital era needs ability to acknowledge foreign language, at least English.
“But not many journalists in Riau able to make English news. Meanwhile Riau has natural resources and energy which contain enviromental issues. We hope journalists ini Riau can accelerate to that issue,” he said.
Because of that, Antara was motivated to hold English News Writing Workshop on Enviromental Issues. It ia expected the participants attend the workshop until the end because itu ia useful for journalists in Riau.
“This is the first time in Riau and we hope other media companies also hold the same activity,” he noted.
This activity is also supported by PT Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) from APRIL Group dan PT Chevron Pasific Indonesia. The companies hopes this workshop can voice Indonesian or Riau globally to counter enviromental issues from foreign media.
Penulis : Syahidah Azizah Sipayung