M100 Young European Journalists Workshop

Deadline: 29 June 2015
Open to: young journalists between 18 and 26 years from the Eastern Partnership countries Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Germany
Venue: 12 – 19 September 2015, Potsdam, Germany

Description

Held in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Ministry, the workshop invites young journalists between 18 and 26 years from the Eastern Partnership countries Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia and Azerbaijan as well as Germany. The event will offer a six-day intensive workshop led by expert subject-area trainers. Participants will be taught how propaganda works and what its objectives are, how it can be recognised, how to verify information (including within social networks), and how as journalists they can defend themselves against propaganda, co-operation, and manipulation by governments and lobbyists. Participants will also share their own experiences, discussing threats and influences they are exposed to in their own work, and the way that propaganda functions or is deployed in their own countries.

Eligibility

Young journalists between 18 and 26 years old from Eastern Partnership countries Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia and Azerbaijan as well as Germany can apply.

Costs

The organizers of the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop will cover accommodation and board during the workshop. A travel allowance is provided.

How to apply?

To apply you have to submit following:

  • text in English (5.000 characters, including spaces maximum) and the following task: “Journalism between Politics, Propaganda and Prison in my country”. Describe your knowledge and own experiences with this issue in your journalistic work, if situation has changed in the last years, if and how media and journalists are controlled or threatened and how they deal with this situation;
  • a brief CV (with a photo);
  • motivational statement in your application, stating your reasons for applying for this particular workshop (both in English).

Please send your application by 29 June 2015 to Ms Sabine Sasse, [email protected]

For more information, please check the official web-page.

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