The Community Network for Empowerment (CoNE) on Saturday selected four state journalists for CoNE Media Fellowship Programme-2022 to spread awareness on Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).
The selected journalists are Phurailatpam Keny Devi of Imphal Free Press; Naorem Taniya Devi of The Morning Bell; Kharibam Yaiphaba Meitei of TOM TV and Elangbam Musuk of Impact TV.
During the year-long fellowship meant to create massive awareness on Hepatitis B, the selected journalists will collect information on viral hepatitis from various sources, including physicians and gastroenterologists of the state on a regular basis for writing articles and updating news.
They will make consistent visits at Viral Hepatitis programme implementing sites and agencies, and further highlight any issues confronting in proper implementation of the National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme (NVHCP).
To produce human-interest stories, the selected journalists will visit people infected and affected by HBV.