Covering state in transition for Egyptian journalists and citizen journalists
- Application Deadline:
- August 20, 2011
- September 6, 2011 - October 18, 2011
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Course on covering state in transition for Egyptian journalists and citizen journalists The International Center for Journalists ICFJ) is offering an online course for Egyptian citizen and professional journalists on the coverage of a state in transition and nascent government institutions with an emphasis on using digital tools. The course will be held from September 5 to October 17. Last day to apply is August 20.
The focal points of the course will be on the use of digital tools coupled with the coverage of Egypt’s government in transition and the building or reconstruction of national and local institutions, including law enforcement, the judiciary and the general political process.
The course will be an opportunity for Egypt’s professional and citizen journalists to gain practical experience in providing independent, unfettered coverage of such institutions and how they function in a democracy.
Live training in Egypt. Photo by Frank Folwell
The skills that this course offers include:
- Art of the interview
- Building blocks of storytelling
- Finding sources
- Strengthening the story with photos/video
- Exploration of journalistic credibility and basics of media ethics
The best participants in the online course will then be invited to Cairo for a live training and “town hall” meetings where ICFJ and its program participants will help bring the public officials – whether campaigning for election, already elected, or appointed – within reach of the public they are to serve.
To apply, please follow these steps:
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- Click on "Course on covering state in transition for Egyptian journalists and citizen journalists."
For more information, please contact: Heba Albiety [email protected]