Youth Multimedia Training Program

Young Multimedia Training Program (YMTP)

 

The purpose of the Youth Multimedia Training Program (YMTP) is to equip young professionals in the media, especially news photographers, video journalists, producers, and journalists, with skills that will allow them to be more effective, using new technology, innovation, multimedia and social media.

Technology, multimedia and a very active social media sphere dominate the current global activities. Understanding how to effectively utilize multimedia, information technology, telecommunications and social media is almost mandatory for any entities wanting to succeed in a competitive market. Even more importantly, recent history has shown us many examples of the power these tools have given the common man to spur national dialogue and voice opinions otherwise silenced.

YMTP is a four week-long, intensive training program designed in a comprehensive and pragmatic approach, that has been tailor-made to fit the social, economic and cultural context of the participants’ environment. The program includes technical training, as well as lessons imparted to participants by real world practitioners. These professional have a unique and impressive experiences, which give them a truly special and relatable position to teach eager young professionals who will face many of the same challenges in their own careers.  The program will allow participating professionals to learn how to better multitask, produce high quality work, and learn to manage the pressures of producing in a fast pace field.  

Meet The Team

Emmanuel Etim
Multimedia Producer

Emmanuel Etim

Emmanuel has over 10 years of experience in the production of audio-visual media enabling organizations to reach and communicate effectively with their audiences.

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Jacob Foko
Visual and Multimedia Producer

Jacob Foko

Jacob Foko is an award-winning photojournalist, news and documentary photographer and a passionate humanitarian.

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Javier Manzano
Freelance Visual Journalist

Javier Manzano is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in Istanbul, Turkey. Born in Mexico, Manzano left for the United States at the age of eighteen.

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Jenny Chu
Video Journalist

Jenny Chu

Jenny Chu has been a video production instructor since 2009 at Media Enterprise Alliance (MEA), a program that teaches Oakland California’s high school students employable skills in video production.

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Jessica Waters
Visual Journalist

Jessica Waters

Jessica Waters, Visual Journalist. Jess has been documenting environmental and social issues for over 10 years.

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Mireille Laure Mekong
Journaliste

Mireille Laure Mekong est une journaliste passionnée de la cause sociale et de l’humanitaire. Depuis près de 10 ans sur le terrain, elle a écumé de long en large l’Afrique centrale pour des reportages d’organismes de Nations-Unies tels que HCR, le PAM, l’OMS.

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