Deadline: September 13, 2021

Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters PACE Radio Journalism Training Course 2021. TRF and the PACE consortium would like to invite interested radio journalists based in the Amhara region of Ethiopia to submit applications for this training. This three-day course will be based in the Amhara regional capital – Bahir Dar, and run from October 13 – 15, 2021.

With support from the Amhara Media Corporation, TRF will deliver a three-day, full-time radio training program in English, with a focus on ethical and impartial reporting standards, safeguarding when reporting on children’s issues, interviewing and newsgathering techniques, and engaging with target audiences. The course will blend theoretical and practical elements, and include presentations from a selection of expert speakers engaged in the fight against child labour.

During the course participants will be expected to generate their own story ideas to contribute to the fight against the worst forms of child labour. At the end of the three-day program, participants will pitch their story ideas for the opportunity to participate in the TRF mentoring program.

Cost

  • Participants travelling from outside of Bahir Dar will be supported with a transport and accommodation allowance provided by TRF.
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all participants during the course.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be full-time radio journalists or regular contributors working for media organisations based in the Amhara region of Ethiopia;
  • have a minimum of two years’ professional experience, and should explain through their applications why they will benefit from participation in this course, and how they plan to use the learning in their professional work;
  • have a level of proficiency in spoken English to allow them to participate in the course;
  • applicants with a demonstrable interest in combatting child labour, or a background of reporting on children’s issues, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application

Applicants should provide the following documents as part of the application process:

  • Two relevant work samples (maximum file size 5 MB). Radio examples should be submitted as transcripts of broadcasts, a brief summary, and/or links to online versions. Participants are encouraged to provide details of circulation and reach of their publications/broadcasts if possible.
  • A biography of up to 250 words outlining your career.
  • A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing how you expect to benefit from this course, how you plan to use what you learn in your professional work, and any factors affecting your work as a journalist which may be considered relevant to your application.

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