Open to: Journalists
Journalists from across the Arab world, North America, Europe, Pakistan and Indonesia will participate in an online training course entitled “Freedom of expression in the digital age,” which will be held from May 21 to June 25, 2010.
The course, sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, is free of charge.
During the five-week course, participants will develop skills in producing multimedia content, including writing and blogging for the Web. They will also learn to manage online communities that attract constructive, responsible dialogue. Through an exploration of sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, participants will learn how social networking is being used in news coverage and how journalists can best use citizen-produced content in ways that promote intercultural understanding.
The course will be held in both English and Arabic to allow for dialogue between journalists from different backgrounds.
Selected successful graduates of the course will be invited to attend a conference in Alexandria, Egypt, in the fall of 2010 to continue the dialogue with other journalists from around the globe.
The course starts every Friday at nine in the morning Washington time. The course is a classroom via e- mail, where the participants read the materials and discussion with the coach and other participants. There will be training each week. Also there will be a live chat on a specific day with the instructor to answer questions from participants directly via the Internet. Participants can access the material and solve exercises at any time during the week, as long as the pre-commit themselves to resolving the final time.
The trainee will spend at least 5 hours per week reading the material and solve exercises ahead of the final discussion with the trainer and other trainees. There’s a special counter on the site session in which the trainer can coach the follow-up activity of the trainee. On this basis will be decided who successfully complete their course in order to receive graduation certificate after the end of the session.
To apply, take the following steps:
- Click on this link.
- Login or create a new account if you are a new user.
- Click on “Applications and Public Courses.”
- Click on “Apply Now: Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age.”
The deadline will be on the 5th of May
For more information, click here.