The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) conducted a three-day workshop series titled “The Digital Transition of Traditional Media” in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The objective of the program was capacity building of media personnel in the three areas of Feature writing and Web journalism, Transitional Justice and History-based reporting, and Digital Storytelling. The workshop series was conducted via the Zoom platform in both Sinhala and Tamil languages.
The Tamil workshop series was held on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of June 2021 with an average of 47 participants attending all three sessions. The Sinhala workshop series was held on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of June 2021 with an average of 31 participants on all three days. The Tamil Worksop series was facilitated by Mr. M.S.M.Ayub, Ms. Thevagowri Maha, Mr. Nillanthan Mahatheva, and Mr. Benislos Thushan while the Sinhala sessions were facilitated by Mr. C. Dodawatta, Mr. Kamal Liyanarachchi, Mr. Ruki Fernando, and Mr. Kapila Rasnayaka.
The participants were made aware of techniques of feature writing, web journalism, journalism on national integration and transitional justice, and the latest trends to digital storytelling.