Centre Director Amit Jain shares his insights at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
For the very first time in its 25-year history the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at NTU has chosen Africa as a destination for reporting. A student-faculty group comprising of 13 journalism students and two tutors are in Rwanda this week for a 11-day programme that will see them work on news features and photo-essays. They are there as part of the Going Overseas for Advanced Reporting programme – better known by its acronym, GO-FAR . It is a advanced journalism reporting programme that immerses students in another country and culture. Students prepare for their fieldwork by attending seminars and conducting independent research into the chosen location They will report on Rwanda from several different aspects and will also make short videos. The team will return on National Day (9 Aug) and hope some of their stories will be published in the local and international media. While in Kigali, they will also work on online posts that show things that are similar about Singapore and Rwanda, and yet different.
Photo credit: Kigali Convention Centre