About Me: I have been working in Ethiopian radio and television agency as a reporter, freelancer (advertising reader) for the last 3 years and seven months and recently being promoted to senior reporter II position. And I have one year experience in print media for the weekly news paper called “Iftin. While I was working in Iftin news paper I had weekly published article, related with issues of development and social issues. For me working in print media was an eye opening opportunity, it helped me to develop my writing and communication skills in to my future journalism career. My experience with Ethiopia Radio and Television Agency upgrade my capacity in multi-dimensional ways. I developed professionalism enrich the knowledge I had in editorial and media policy. Through my programs I have produced live programs, interviews, collecting data’s, researching, producing documentaries, present coherent and coordinate message to the public. I have constantly devised mechanisms so that I could reach out and help the young in addressing problems though an entertaining way. In addition to these, I have always updated myself to the new technologies that our agency has put in place, though not even given trainings. One best example from the skills that I improve by myself is that website designing and adobe Photoshop. I was practicing this technical skill for my own satisfaction.
Being a member of the Ethiopian media women’s association, I have learned to share experience with highly intellectual, strong women who always work for the benefit and empowerment of women.
Prominently, the training that I have got in HIV & AIDS Related stigma and discrimination from Nairobi, Kenya has helped me a lot in raising issues of HIV & AIDS and change the awareness of people, and also to produce different materials. My work and the trainings that I have got in The Ethiopian Radio and television agency exposed me to practical experience of dealing with different situations, how to collaborate, coordinate and communicate with people, different agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
In addition, regularly dealing with staff and working associates, I have learned to be highly organized and handle multiple tasks systemically, to communicate effectively, supportively and timely, solve problems creatively and I am a quick learner. I am enthusiastic and committed person to learn and increase the knowledge of the community. Since I started working in Ethiopia Radio and Television Agency I have developed the skills to engage communities to challenge social norms that undermine women’s contribution to the society. Beside this I have being promoted to Senior Reporter 2 with in a very short time. The skills that I have in painting and drawing also helps me to produce materials for behavioral change community.
Above all, my work experience gave me the opportunity to practically apply professionalism.
My Passions: Being a Jornalist is my Passion
My Challenges: I don't have international experience
My Vision for the Future: my vision is to speack about the loud about the women's right
My Areas of Expertise: media and Jornalism