Introducing myself and my journal: Behind the curtain

Nebiat Assefa
Posted May 16, 2011 from Ethiopia

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

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  • Daniela I
    May 16, 2011
    May 16, 2011

    Welcome Nebiat!

    Thank you for joining us in the PulseWire community! Your background and experience are so interesting, and I would love to hear more about your experience! It would be wonderful to see journal articles about the work you have done--what areas you have done research and documentaries about, your work on woman's issues, and your training on HIV & AIDS discrimination. It sounds very powerful.

    Best wishes, Daniela

  • Sarvina Kang
    May 17, 2011
    May 17, 2011


    I’m so glad and excited to see you in our community! Thanks so much for joining us, you are always free to post to your journal and add comments to other posts too, this is where we can freely contribute for the betterment of women and children all over that world. Please feel free to browse through our group section and post to the groups you decided to join

    Welcome once again to our PulseWire Community and I look forward to seeing you more in here!!!

    Warm Regards, Sarvina

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    May 19, 2011
    May 19, 2011

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!