Get Involved in LADDER Citizen Journalist Initiative

Deadline: 30 November 2015
Open to: young journalists interested on global issues (including migration, human rights, development, poverty eradication, citizens’ participation, youth engagement, solidarity, cohesion and mutual understanding, women’s rights, multi-culturalism etc) from a local/national/European/global perspective
Costs: travel & accommodation for the selected participants will be covered

About the initiative

The project LADDER will create a network of citizen journalists (approx 50 people) from all over the enlarged Europe (all the EU countries represented by LADDER partners) who are already or wish to be involved, non professionally, in journalistic activities covering development issues. The citizen journalist network of LADDER will operate during the three-year project, until its completion in December 2017, and the pieces produced by the citizen journalists (interviews, articles, videos, cartoons, blog articles, etc.) will be widely disseminated through the communication channels of the partner of in country of origin, but also by ALDA and other LADDER organisations.

Eligibility

  • If you are a journalism lover and you practice it  – or would be interested to practice – in a non-professional way;
  • If you are interested on global issues (including migration, human rights, development, poverty eradication, citizens’ participation, youth engagement, solidarity, cohesion and mutual understanding, women’s rights, multi-culturalism etc) from a local/national/European/global perspective;
  • If you are tightly connected to JEF Europe (you may be a volunteer, a member, but not a staff member);
  • If you are a citizen of any age (youngsters most welcome!) from the EU and its Neighborhood.

Costs

JEF will select 2 citizen journalists, who will benefit from a dedicated support to promote their work (eg: booking a space on a newspaper, online blog, promoting the articles within its network, participation in local events etc). A dedicated training will be delivered, which will gather all selected citizen journalists. The trainers will include both ALDA experts, and external experts, and will enhance communication & journalism skills as well as development related topics knowledge. The date and venue of the training are under discussion and will be communicated once agreed. The costs for participation (travel & accommodation) for the selected participants will be covered by LADDER.

HOW TO APPLY?

Send your resume (incl. proven background in journalism) and short motivation letter (350-400 words incl. your connection to JEF) to [email protected] by 30 November 2015.

For further information visit the official website.

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