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Thai province provides training for Lao journalists

The Radio and Television Professional Association in Phetchabun province, Thailand, in cooperation with the Institute of Physical Education Phetchabun Campus Stadium, is extending its assistance to Lao National Radio and Lao National Television for personnel training.

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the initiative was signed in Vientiane yesterday between the Lao Journalists' Association (LJA) and the two Thai parties.

The cooperation aims to support professional activities and the sharing of experiences in mass media a nd other activities to broaden the knowledge of Lao journalists.

The Institute of Physical Education in Phetchabun Campus will provide scholarships to the LJA for 10 Lao staff, while the province's Radio and Television Professional Association will provide five scholarships. The trainees will study the reporting of sport events through bachelor degree courses, beginning this year. Under the programme, all credits and accommodation (dormitory) will be provided free throughout the four year courses .

The Institute will also provide five scholarships to the LJA and the Thai media association for the study of sports management, with no extra charges.

The Institute will also arrange some short term courses on sports journalism and sports management.

Under the cooperation programme, the Radio and Television Professional Association in Phetchabun province will arrange for lecturers, teaching aids and equipment, and provide modern and professional training locations.

The Lao Journalists' Association will help with the education and training arrangements.

The signing of the MoU marks the continuation of cooperation between the Lao Journalists' Association and the two Thai parties.

Eight people from the LJA received support from the Thai media group and physical education institute in Phetchabun last year and are now taking professional courses in the Thai province.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, LJA Vice President and Director General of Lao National Television, Mr Bounchao Phichit, said he was pleased with the cooperation between the LJA and the two Thai groups. This provided not only mutual assistance and a platform for the sharing of professional practices, but was also a form of cultural and artistic exchange between Laos and Thailand.

Representatives from the two Thai groups said they were pleased with the professional development cooperation with the LJA and asked their Lao counterparts to make suggestions for the proposed courses and arrangements for the programme.



By Times Reporters
(Latest Update
March 10,

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