Thomson Reuters Foundation has announced course on General News Reporting which will be conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Nov. 18 – 22, 2013. The mission of this program is to help journalists to recognize their good habits and provide them the time and space to work on their weak points, within a mentored framework. The core activity concerns the actual writing and reporting of news, as practiced by Reuters and other global agencies. Practical exercises form the core of the programme, with an emphasis on improving basic reporting and writing skills including accuracy, impartiality, speed, clarity and structure.
Thomson Reuters Foundation offers bursaries for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition working for organisations with no resources for training. Restricted bursaries available to journalists based outside Addis Ababa would include travel expenses and budget accommodation. This arrangement is subject to variation.
Eligibility & Criteria-
Applicants must be currently working as a journalist or regular contributor to broadcast media organisations in Addis Ababa. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English. If they have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years they will not be eligible to apply.
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