Famous BBC Africa Football editor Farayi Mungazi on Friday engaged Sierra Leonean sports journalists in Freetown on a-days mentorship program which was organized by the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL).
The program attracted over 40 members as well as and non-members of SWASAL as they were taken through several topics relating to their work as sports journalists which among many included ethical considerations.
Delivering his interactive lecture, Mungazi talked about the need for sports journalists to develop the love and passion for their job adding that they will only succeed as better sports journalists if they love what they are doing.
“Journalism is all about fact and please note that there are certain things you cannot just say and let me advice you to also always learn from people who know more than you.”
President of SWASAL, Frank Cole said this was the biggest activity the association has hosted since being elected, because this was not only about meeting one of Africa’s finest sports journalist but learning a lot about the inspirational drive to be a sports journalists in the country.
Cole advised both SWASAL membership and non-members to make use of the opportunity and knowledge gained to stand up and remedy doubt in sports journalism through credibility by members of the sports family.