A RENOWNED Ghanaian International research scientist, Dr Kwabena Riverson , has been appointed Chairman of the International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Journalism (Penplusbytes). Penplusbytes was established on July 18, 2001 and has over the nine years of its existence, grown into a large network of over 600 journalists in 35 countries across the globe.
As a leader in developing ICT journalism and also ensuring its commitment to improve ICT journalism, PenPlusBytes undertakes both face-to-face and online training of journalists on cutting edge, new media technologies and contemporary ICT issues.
A statement issued by PenPlusBytes said Dr Riverson, who is the team leader for the Enterprise & Institutional Repository and Digital Library Projects at CSIR where he is currently working to forge international collaboration in Information Management Research projects and also sits on the board on NTHC (USA) Ltd. and UIQ Services Ltd.
It named other board members as Ethan Zuckerman, USA; Charity Binka, Ghana; Gregg Zachary, USA; Kwami Ahiabenu, Ghana; Bryan Pearson, UK; Dan Gillmor, USA, with Andrew Kwesi Kafe, Ghana as secretary to the board.
The statement quoted Dr Riverson as pledging his commitment to ensure that "PenPlusBytes achieves its vision of driving excellence in ICT journalism".