Reporting on Environmental Issues, Sarajevo

Training for Journalists from South Eeast Europe
12th to 17th April 2010, Sarajevo

Deadline: 20/03/2010
Open to: Journalism students and Journalists from SEE

In spite of their importance, environmental issues in the SEE region are not sufficiently recognized and discussed publically. Media have one of the key roles with regard to this – monitoring and reporting on environmental problems, creating and adjusting environmental policies to the European standards, as well as raising public awareness on these issues.

Therefore, the aim of this training is to increase journalists’ knowledge and awareness of important environment topics and problems, and to provide them with long term support in their continuous work on these subjects. The training will take place in Mediacenter Sarajevo, from April 12 to April 17, 2010.

The following areas will be discussed from theoretical and practical aspects:
– EU Acquis Communitaire
– Water  and Water Management in SEE Countries
– Waste  and Waste Management in SEE Countries
– Sustainable Development (with the focus on tourist development in SEE countries and environment protection)
– Climate Change

Eligibility
The training is open for:
– journalism students in their final year of undergraduate studies;
– journalists with experience in working on the environmental issues (all media included);
– young journalists with up to 5 years of working experience (all media included).
– journalists from following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia.

Cost and funding
The organizers will cover full accommodation expenses.
Travel expenses will be covered as following: up to 50 EUR for participants from Serbia and Montenegro; up to 300 EUR for participants from Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo; and up to 30 EUR for participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Application procedure
The applicants need to submit following documents:
1. filled application form
2. CV with the detailed list of published articles, broadcasted radio or TV reports, essays from the University
3. short presentation of your topic for the investigative story that you will be developing during the training (max 500 words in English) containing the following information – sources, importance of the story for the local community, main questions that you would like to explore

The application should be sent by March 20, 2010 to following e-mail address: [email protected]

For any additional information contact: [email protected]

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