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Training Program on Press Coverage of Emerging Coronavirus Crisis in MENA Region

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 25, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on January 3, 2021
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The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing an online training program that will provide a space for journalists in a number of countries to converge virtually to train, share knowledge, attend expert sessions, and build networking among colleagues from different countries of the region, ensuring that they stay and their newsrooms are always aware of the most important news of this year.

Journalists will gain knowledge and information related to the pandemic, share advice and ideas about their different contexts, master new digital skills, and have access to policy makers and influential officials to obtain exclusive information and story ideas to help them cover the impact of the new Corona virus in their countries in a deeper, more enlightened level.

Journalists will have the opportunity to apply for another two-month mentoring program after the end of the training program that includes providing a grant to produce a journal article that will later be published in their media.

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The program, whose activities take place remotely over the course of 8 weeks, will provide journalists reporting in the MENA region with the latest platforms and online interactive tools to connect participants in interactive video seminars with international trainers and experts.

Applicants must:
1) be citizens of countries in the MENA region working in the region as full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organizations that produce content in the Arabic language;
2) have professional experience of no less than three years and a good level of spoken and written Arabic;
3) have access to an internet speed of at least 1MB/s;
4) participate in the sessions via a computer or a Laptop, not a mobile phone.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and also to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Ressource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities), that will show up, by chronologic order.
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jill Langhus
Dec 26, 2020
Dec 26, 2020

Thanks, Ana.