Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer Academy for SADC Journalists

The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, South Africa's premier provider of short courses for journalists, communicators and media practitioners, and the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ), InWEnt, Berlin invite mid-career journalists (Print, Broadcast and Online) to apply for the 


Summer Academy for SADC Journalists

"Freedom of Responsibility in the Media: Towards Sustainable Quality Journalism

 in the SADC Region"


The programme is aimed at mid-career journalists from Print, Broadcast and Online Media including news agencies in the SADC region. Up to 25 participants will be admitted: not more than three per country. Only applications from the SADC regions will be considered.


The aim of the programme is to enhance the quality of reporting on SADC matters in the regional media. Among other learning areas in the programme will be: Political Reporting; Investigative Journalism; Reporting on War & Conflict and Developmental Journalism.  Participants will also get an opportunity to engage seasoned journalists and editors on a variety of issues including Tabloid Phenomenon and Quality Journalism and Gender Mainstreaming as part of Quality Journalism.


Date:         10 – 21 November 2008

Venue:      Durban University of Technology, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa


Applicants should send:

·         a one-page motivation letter explaining why the applicant feels that he/she merits consideration for the programme, what he/she hopes to achieve from the programme and what impact would the experience gained and skills learnt have on his/her workplace.

·         detailed CV with clear contact details;

·         a letter of support from the applicant's manager with clear contact details and permission granting applicant leave of absence from his/her workplace should his/her application be successful.


Only applications complete with all the above information will be considered


Successful candidates will be sponsored to cover costs in terms of travel, tuition, accommodation and meals.


Short-listed applicants will undergo an online screening exercise to assess writing skills and understanding of SADC issues before the final decision is made.


Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 30 July, 2008


Applications should be sent to Leela Parbhoo by:


Fax:      0866521003 or +27 11 484 2282

Post:    PO Box 2544, Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa.


For any further information, please contact Leela Parbhoo: Tel: +2711 484 1765.


Please consider your application to be unsuccessful should you not hear from us by 30 September 2008


Please visit our website for the IAJ Course Programme for 2008.

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