Youth Reporter Project in KL.
Youth Reporter Project opens KL’s Olympic activities
27 Apr 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The Olympic Council of Asia’s Youth Reporter
Project stopped off at Kuala Lumpur on Friday for the third leg of the
series to promote the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, in 2014.
After staging previous events in Mongolia and Oman, the OCA - in
cooperation with the Olympic Council of Malaysia - kicked off a sequence
of five events over the course of three days in the Malaysian capital
with the Youth Reporter Project.
From an initial entry of 130 essays on the Asian Games, Olympic Council
of Malaysia officials invited 50 students for the three-hour workshop,
which consisted of a two-hour seminar based on a typical day for a
sports reporter at the Asian Games, followed by an exercise in which the
students had to write their own news article from information provided.
They also took part in a press conference with Ms. Rajes Paul, a sports
journalist for the Star newspaper, who provided an insight into the ups,
and occasionally the downs, of life as a sports reporter at a major
Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Honorary Secretary of the Olympic Council of
Malaysia, welcomed everyone to the OCM HQ at Wisma Olympic in downtown
Jalan Hang Jebat, and Mr Haider Farman, Director of the OCA’s Asian
Games department, addressed the students and introduced the project. The
Master of Ceremonies was Mr Chua Hong Tam, Projects Officer of the OCM.
Also in attendance was Mr Olivier Niamkey, Asia Manager for Olympic Solidarity in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The winner of the Youth Reporter Project Kuala Lumpur will be announced
on Saturday, when the Asian Games Fun Run and Fun Learn quiz are held,
along with the start of the Olympic Solidarity/OCA Regional Forum for
South Asia, East Asia and South East Asia National Olympic Committees.
The final event in the schedule is the Olympic Values Education