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Media Course on Environmental Reporting in Germany

09/03/2011 17:26

Professional journalists working for print and online media, from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia, with a minimum of four years practice, can now apply for the "Environmental Reporting" course of the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH.


The course, which is scheduled to hold in the IIJ premises at Stresemannstraße 92, 10963 Berlin, Germany from June 2 to July 29, 2011, seeks to equip participants with new skills for reporting on environmental issues, as well as getting them to be familiar with the most common and urgent environmental issues in the society. The course is hinged on the important role journalists play in the combat to preserve the world's rain forests, especially the irresponsible dumping of toxic waste.



The course content is structured to provide insight on environment and development journalism, with focus on ecology, economy and society in the information age; objectives, principles and instruments in implementing environmental policies; protection of water, soil and air with emphasis on sources of pollution and important harmful substances; agriculture and the environment with emphasis on sustainable utilisation of natural resources; climate change and global warming with emphasis on the debate on causes and effects, the Kyoto protocol and approaches to solve the climate dilemma; renewable energy with emphasis on potentials, technical and socio-economic aspects; the permanent challenge with emphasis on access to water and sanitation; land degradation with emphasis on the extent, effects and combat against desertification and research on environmental issues.


Applications to be forwarded to the IIJ via the German Embassy in the resident country of the applicant to:


International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ

Ms. Annette Ehrminger / Mr. Hans-Jürgen Bösel

Stresemannstraße 92

10963 Berlin, Germany

T +49-(0)30-43996-295/- 337

F +49-(0)30-43996-260





Inquiries including request for application form should be sent by mail to:




Deadline: March 24, 2011




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