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13/04/2022
CALL FOR APPLICATION: ICYF INTERNATIONAL MEDIA TRAINING CAMP

BACKGROUND

The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) proudly announces the “ICYF International Media Training Camp” to equip young people by developing contents – stories in a powerful way for being the voice of their communities to be held on 4 -16 June 2022. The ICYF, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Türkiye will organize the “ICYF International Media Training Camp”, which will expose youth from the OIC Member States to learning about journalism, digital and social media issues.

 

AIM

The training aims to empower a new generation of young journalists on the journey of digital storytelling and news reporting in the information age using daily tools.

 

CAMP OBJECTIVES

●    To empower young journalists to understand and evaluate the reliability of digital media.

●  To share among participants their individual experiences of the media and how the mainstream media’s inaccuracy sometimes creates problems for smaller communities.

●    To promote youth media participation in diverse communities.

●   To enhance media work directions and strategies reflecting participants’ social realities.

●    To understand and evaluate the reliability of journalistic craft (e.g., non-biased reporting, usage of proper sources).

●    To strengthen youth connection to heritage, language, culture, and identity through media.

 

LOCATION – DATE

Location:  Marmaracık Youth Camp, Sarıyer, Istanbul, Türkiye

Date: 

4 – 9 June for Young Men 

11-16 June for Young Women 

 

ELIGIBILITY

The organizing team will make the final selection. The applicant should meet the following criteria: 

●       Citizen of an OIC Member State or representative of a Muslim community in a non-OIC Member State

●       Ability to communicate in English

●       Aged between 18–30

●       Strong Media background (study, work experience, or interest)

●       Involved in/or have coordinated media related project

●       Passionate and responsible for attending the entire camp program

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 

The Selection Committee will evaluate the applications based on eligibility and criteria; If the committee decides on further information, can set an online interview as the last stage of selection.

Selected participants will receive an email confirmation containing camp program details. Due to a tight schedule, there will be no opportunity to inform those who are not selected. The general information on selection results will be posted via the ICYF website and social media accounts.

Important Note: Only selected participants will be informed about the status of their applications.

 

COSTS

INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

The Host Organizers will cover local transportation (from airport/bus station to camp area and from camp area to airport/bus station) expenses and medical and travel insurance.

The participants will cover their international transportation by themselves.

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN TÜRKİYE

The Host Organizers will cover local transportation (from airport/bus station to camp area and from camp area to airport/bus station) expenses and medical and travel insurance.

The ICYF maximum will cover domestic transportation of the participants (living in Türkiye) up to 1000₺ (Turkish Liras).

 

ACCOMMODATION AND FURTHER COSTS: 

The Host Organizers will cover accommodation, food, and city tour costs related to local hospitality. 

 

VISA

The Host Organizers will support the applicants in their visa process through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Türkiye by providing invitation letter. 

The participants will cover their visa costs by themselves.

 

CERTIFICATE

Full attended participants will be awarded a certificate issued by ICYF and program partners.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 24 April 2022 at 23:59 (GMT+3, ISTANBUL)

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION:  5 May 2022

 

CONTACT

For more questions

Email: youthcamps@icyforum.org

 

ATTENTION:

The camp venue is arranged to take COVID 19 measures into consideration and the Camp date is planned in line with international travel regulations of Türkiye as the host country.

Please follow ICYF social media accounts for smooth updates on the camp announcements.

 

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