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Training course on reporting politics

27/06/2011 16:41

The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ, is now accepting applications for its "Reporting politics: good governance, investigating policies, covering elections" course scheduled to hold in Berlin, October 20 through to November 29, 2011.


The course targets print, online and news agency journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe, who have special interest in political reporting. 


In the belief that free and fair elections are not only about casting votes in proper conditions, but also about having adequate information about parties, policies, candidates and the election process itself, the IIJ, seeks to equip selected journalists with new skills about political reporting.


Participants would be taken through the rudimentaries of political reporting: identifying subjects in political reporting, covering election campaigns, coverage of the election day and post-election reporting, conflict-sensitive reporting, investigative journalism, interview techniques, the media's role as a watchdog, among many others.


The six weeks course would include interactive lectures, discussions, site visits and exercises for planning the coverage and training the techniques required. It would be conducted in English.


General requirements:

  • Should be proficient in Enlgish
  • Should have minimum of 4 years of professional experience
  • Should be under 36 years old
  • Should be given paid leave by employer for the period of the course


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Applications from Bangladesh and Cambodia to be submitted at the GIZ regional office (formerly InWEnt regional office), while for other countries, complete application package should be submitted through the German embassy in the country of the applicant.



It should be addressed to:

International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ

Ms. Sabine Emmerich/ Mr. Hans-Jürgen Bösel

Stresemannstraße 92

10963 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49-30-43996-296/- 337

Fax: +49-30-43996-260

Email: sabine.emmerich@giz.de

Email: hans.boesel@giz.de


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Deadline - August 5, 2011


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