BBC Media training for Libyan Journalists – Apply now

Application Deadline: July 2nd 2013

The BBC is leading a series of workshops for Libyan media professionals, as part of the EU-funded Media Neighbourhood Project, in the areas of professional journalism, new media and management.
The workshops will be held in Tunisia led by senior journalists and highly-experienced trainers from the BBC, AFP and the other international media organisations in the consortium. The training will be practical and hands on.

Media Neighbourhood is a three-year training programme for journalists, editors and managers from broadcast, print and online. It is funded by the European Union and delivered by a consortium led by BBC Media Action.
The programme has two main aims.
• To strengthen the professional capacity of journalists, particularly in the areas of media independence and online media.
• To improve the reporting of EU social, economic and political policies within the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Caucasus.
Those applying should select one of the three workshops:
 BBC News Reporting Course, Multi-Platform Ethical Journalism or Professional and Financial Independence. If the course organisers are unable to offer applicants their first choice, they may offer a place on one of the other courses.
The courses are:
1) BBC News Reporting Course – 27-29 August 2013 – Tunisia
• Making stories relevant and engaging for the audience
• Understanding the EU and its relationship with its neighbours
• Journalistic ethics
• Effective news gathering
• Professional interviewing techniques
2) Multi-Platform Ethical Journalism – 28 Oct- 1 Nov 2013 (TBC) – Tunisia
• Basics of multi-platform journalism
• Creating professional content for on-line
• Techniques of mobile reporting
• Ethics and responsibilities of on-line journalism
• Citizen journalism
• Building on-line communities, involving the audience
• Search Engine Optimization
• Blogging, Social Media and Online Curation.3) Media Managers and Senior Editors on Professional and Financial Independence- 21-25 Oct 2013 (TBC) – Tunisia 

• Business planning
• Strategic marketing
• Developing practical tools – mechanics of selling advertising preparing price lists, negotiation techniques
• Effective broadcast scheduling
• Managing multi-platform content
• Newsroom management, including integrated newsrooms
• Foreign desk management
• EU and its policies towards your country and region
• HR development
• Winning donor grants and project management
Further details including requirements for applicants can be found on the call.
Applicants are invited to send a CV and a letter outlining their experience and suitability to [email protected] by 2 July 2013. They should specify the course they are applying for.
Media Neighbourhood is one of three projects funded under the EU’s Regional Communication Programme. (EU Neighbourhood Info)


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