With financial support from the Embassy of New Zealand in Vietnam, through the Manaaki New Zealand Alumni Scholarship Fund (MNZAF), Ms. Ngan Le, one New Zealand Alumnus, together with her non-government organization - the Center for People and Nature (PanNature), organized a series of training sessions to "Promoting the role of indigenous women in farming and eco-friendly agribusiness" from May to October 2022. The targeted beneficiaries are 15 Thai and Hmong women who are members of the Xuan Nha Commune Women's Union currently participating in an existing model or planning to do business with organic agricultural products in Xuan Nha commune.
From 22 – 29 July 2011, Hoang Van Chien, reporter at PanNature’s ThienNhien.Net news website was offered to attend the training course “How to Tell Your Story in the Age of YouTube” organized by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the video production company Red Bridge.
The workshop aimed to improve capacity and skills of participants in using digital video cameras and visual language to produce short clips. After the course, participants will be able to use learned skills to report on an issue and/or promote their organization.
Participants of the training course.
There were 12 participants in this training course, including 6 journalists from national media agencies and 6 Vietnamese NGO staff.
During 8 days of the course, local and international trainers introduced different practical concepts and skills, including types of documentary films, documentary production process, camera theory and filming techniques.
Participants also learned steps and principles in editing and finalizing short video films.
By end of the course, participants also filmed and produced short video films and published on the Internet through YouTube channel.