International Institute for Journalism (IIJ)
IIJ Summer Academy 2012
Freedom and Responsibility in the Media
in Hamburg | Germany | July 22 to August 17, 2012
Course announcement 12.2128.2.001.18
The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, announces its Summer Academy ”Freedom and Responsibility in the Media“ for young journalists to be held in Hamburg, Germany from July 22 to August 17, 2012. The following information is to provide details on the programme, admission requirements and organisational issues.
Topics to be covered during the IIJ Summer Academy include: n Concepts of media systems and media freedom in different cultures n Journalism between freedom and accountability n Journalistic ethics – responsibility and values in journalism n Press freedom and economic development n Freedom of information – and online research strategies n Investigative journalism and ethical constraints n Media and conflict: sensitive reporting n Reporting corruption n Writing workshops: gender, migration and dealing with the past
The Summer Academy is open to young journalists working for print and online media as well as in news agencies from the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Applicants are expected to: n have a minimum of two years of professional experience n be not older than 30 years n be in permanent employment with good chances of promotion n be proﬁcient in English Female journalists are particularly encouraged to apply.
Media freedom is a key pillar in promoting democratic development of societies, making the economy transparent and attractive for investments as well as in enhancing education and reducing poverty worldwide. The Summer Academy aims at promoting media freedom and journalistic ethics by empowering young, up-and-coming journalists to make ethical decisions in their daily working routine as well as under difﬁcult circumstances. The programme offers a unique forum for analysis, reflection and debate on media freedom and professional ethical standards. It seeks to cover both practical experience and profound insights into the political and ethical framework that guides the practical journalistic work.
The closing date for applications is May 11, 2012.
The international travel costs to and from the training venue are expected to be borne by the employers of successful applicants. In wellfounded individual cases and unless otherwise stipulated in the bilateral agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the applicant‘s home country, GIZ may provide round trip tickets to the training facility from the nearest international airport in the respective home countries. GIZ will not cover any other expenses incurred in the home countries related to travelling abroad. If GIZ provides international flight tickets, they will be economy class reservations. It is expected that the participants are granted leave for the duration of their stay and that their salaries will be continued to be paid to ensure maintenance of their dependants. Accommodation costs as well as daily allowances to cover meals will be borne, within the limits of pertinent regulations, by the IIJ of GIZ.
Methods of Teaching
The IIJ Summer Academy combines lectures, discussions, group work and exercises which derive from the participants own work experiences. Participants are requested to provide material concerning cases that describe the violation of journalistic standards in their opinion. The course includes ﬁeld trips to various newsrooms and media organisations. The programme is conducted in English.
The lecturers are media experts and prominent senior journalists with experience in all aspects of newspaper and online work. Most of them work, or have worked, in leading newspapers, news agencies or online newsrooms in Germany and abroad. They are familiar with the media in developing and transitional countries. Kindly address any inquiries to International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ Ms. Melanie Bolik / Ms. Britta Scholtys Köthener Str. 2 10963 Berlin | Germany Tel. +49 (0) 30-408190 - 322/323 Fax +49 (0) 30-408190 - 219 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Upon completion of the Summer Academy participants are granted a Certiﬁcate of Attendance.
International Institute for Journalism (IIJ)
The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit was founded in 1962. It seeks to enhance the professional performance of print and online media as well as journalism training centres in developing countries and countries in transition. The IIJ capacity building programme utilises various instruments for organisational and human resource development, including advanced training, dialogue, networking activities as well as advisory services for media houses and media schools. The programme focuses on political and conflict sensitive reporting, economics and business journalism, environmental reporting as well as on multimedia journalism and media management. The aim of the IIJ programme is to strengthen the freedom of expression in partner countries of the German development cooperation and to thus improve the conditions for democratisation and economic and social development. In this capacity, the IIJ represents a key pillar in the media development work of the Federal Government of Germany and in particular of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The IIJ programme is implemented both in Germany and in the partner countries where the IIJ cooperates with regional journalism training institutions. A high proportion of the IIJ alumni hold senior positions in the media industry throughout the world.
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