Media workshop held in Nicaragua


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, February 15, 2012 - The FIVB Regional Development Center in Dominican Republic in collaboration with NORCECA Confederation and the Nicaragua Volleyball Federation held a one-day media workshop in Managua, Nicaragua on the occasion of the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup taking place in the Central American country.


The workshop was directed by Roosevelt Comarazamy, NORCECA Press Director, with the assistance of photographer Ernesto Beltre.


"This workshop forms part of the development program of NORCECA Confederation and the main goal is to train journalists from different parts of the world the way FIVB Press Operations work in different world events," Comarazamy said. "The purpose is to adjust the system to the local conditions but always following general principles of reporting volleyball and beach volleyball competitions."


Ms. Bertha Cuadra, President of the Nicaragua Volleyball Federation, introduced Comarazamy to the participants from the Nicaragua Sports Writers Association during the opening of the workshop held at the heaquarters of the Nicaragua National Olympic Committee.

The topics of the workshop included the organization of media working rooms, press conference rooms, organization and procedures for the press conference, match reports, match descriptives, sideline stories, VIS forms, basic principles of public relations and photography.


At the end of the six-hour workshop the participants had the opportunity to exchange with both Comarazamy and Beltre about their experience while covering international events of NORCECA and FIVB.


"It was a great experience and we are looking forward to repeat it in the future during the regional competitios on request from the National Federations," Comarazamy said.