UNESCO promotes analytical journalism
On 12 and 13 December 2013, the UNESCO Tashkent Office, with support from the Swiss Embassy in Uzbekistan, organized the second pilot training on “Analytical Journalism: Theory and Practice” at the “Grand Orzu” hotel in Tashkent.
With a view to supporting analytical journalism in Uzbekistan as a means to promote social dialogue, democracy and development, the workshop aimed to present UNESCO’s manual for investigative journalists entitled ‘Story-based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists” to journalists working in print, audio, video and online media. It allowed for the journalists to provide feedback on the draft localized curriculum before its release.
The participants in the workshop considered and discussed some case studies of journalistic investigation of the national and international media practice. The training workshop has followed by a two week’s practical exercises of analytical reporting in the media.
The Swiss Embassy in Uzbekistan currently supports two of UNESCO’s projects related to the media. Speaking at the opening of the Analytical Journalism workshop, H.E. Nicolas Bruhl, Ambassador of Switzerland to Uzbekistan, spoke about the wide possibilities and instruments at the disposal of professional journalists today which also put additional responsibilities on their shoulders. The Ambassador also highlighted the importance of cooperation between multilateral organizations and bilateral institutions, like an embassy , which share common values and ideas.
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