The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) proudly announces “Young Citizen Reporters – Unfolding the Voice of Communities” ICYF Online 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 15 – 19 November 2021.
Social media’s global penetration and the widespread use of smart devices have enabled us all to join in the transfer of information to large audiences in real-time using multimedia in the blink of an eye, something which was unthinkable decades ago. The new generation of internet users is more engaged than ever, and the use of point-and-shoot devices like smartphones with cameras has helped break stories and spread misinformation, thus making it a double-edged sword. Citizen journalism, participatory journalism, or collaborative journalism are all terms referring to the modern approach of news reporting and storytelling by the person traditionally referred to as the consumer, is now also an essential stakeholder in the sharing and dissemination of news and information, a role previously reserved for professional journalists only.
The training aims to empower a new generation of citizen journalists on the journey of digital storytelling and news reporting in the information age using daily tools.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The organizing team will make the final selection. Applicant should meet the following criteria:
*** Please be informed that only selected participants will be contacted***
Participants who attended entire sessions will be awarded a verified certificate issued by ICYF and programme partners.
LOCATION & DATE
Location: Online (Zoom Application)
Date: 15 – 19 November 2021 (2 hours’ session length per day)
TRAINING FORMAT & METHODOLOGY
The training will be organized as a five-day online program. The program comprises opening-closing ceremonies, keynote addresses, interactive & theoretical training sessions, and Q&A sessions. Selected participants will actively participate in the online training camp and daily online assignments and instructions to experience digital journalism during the training programme.
The Selection Committee will evaluate the applications based on eligibility and criteria; If the committee decides for further information, can set an online interview as the last stage of selection.
Selected participants will receive an email confirmation containing online 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.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 3 October 2021 at 23:50 (GMT+3, ISTANBUL TIME)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 12 October 2021
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