Call for Participants: Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Media Literacy

Call for Participants: Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Media Literacy: A Special Session on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2017

What: On the occasion of the global celebration of World Press Freedom Day taking place from 1-4 May 2017 in Jakarta, UNESCO’s offices in Bangkok and Jakarta will team up with Rappler Indonesia to organize a one day training session for Indonesian youth on media literacy and civic journalism. In line with the global theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies” emphasizing the contribution of media and freedom of expression to Sustainable Development Goals, the training session will offer Indonesian youth hands-on training on media literacy and civic journalism, including creating social advocacy content either in vlog or written form about the issues that matter to them. Participants will also learn how to publish contents on Rappler’s Rappler X platform.
 
When and Where :  1 May 2017, Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
 
Who are we looking for: UNESCO and Rappler are looking for 20 talented, passionate, and energetic Indonesian youth (ages 18-35) to attend the session.

Qualifications:

  • Ages 18-35
  • Demonstrated interest and passion in media, communication, civic journalism and other related areas
  • Some experience in civic journalism and reporting preferred, but not required.
  • Fluency in English 
  • University degree or currently attending university

Travel and Accommodations: Funding for travel and accommodations are not provided.

How to Apply: To apply for the session, please send your CV and motivation letter to David Young  (da.young(at)unesco.org) indicating the following:

  1. What is your motivation for participating in the training? How does it relate to your work or study?
  2. What kind of stories are you planning to publish after the workshop.

The deadline for application is 31 March 2017. Selected participants will be notified at the beginning of April 2017. Further information on the World Press Freedom Day event can be found at en.unesco.org/wpfd

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