Media training opportunity with the School of Peacemaking and Media Technology
The School of Peacemaking and Media Technology announces the start of a new competition for a training session among local Kyrgyz- and Uzbek-speaking journalists, who represent print and online media in Osh, Jalalabat and Batken oblasts of south Kyrgyzstan.
In order to be eligible, participants must be younger than 35 years old.
The training is organized with an aim to encourage open discussions on peacemaking-related matters, teaching local journalists the tools of building ‘bridges’ between conflicting parties and important techniques of identifying activists that are ready for dialogue.
The five-day training is a unique initiative. We plan to invite international trainers from South Caucasus and Former Yugoslavia, who have solid experience in professional journalism in conflict societies and in conducting trainings on related topics.
One of the main prerequisites for the selection is readiness of the candidates to work in multi-ethnic groups and their motivation for team reporting.
Synchronized translation into a state-language will be organized during the event. The venue: Bishkek. Time: April, August and November of 2012. More details will be announced on the website: www.ca-mediators.net.
To participate, candidates need to send their resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enclose motivation letter with details on past work and training experience, as well as your motivation to work in a multi-ethnic team. We also need a writing sample (published or unpublished) in any of four languages (English, Kyrgyz, Uzbek or Russian).
Alternatively, you can submit an online application form on our website www.ca-mediators.net.
The School of Peacemaking and Media Technology is funded by Soros Foundation – Kyrgyzstan and the National Endowment for Democracy NED.