Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Beasiswa Wartawan Jurnalis di Belanda

Broadcast Journalism on Social Conflict and Cohesion
International Course Broadcast Journalism (Radio/TV)
Theme: Social Conflict and Cohesion
12 week course from
February 2nd – April 24th, 2009

RNTC application deadline: 15th August 2008
Embassy NFP application deadline: 1st October 2008
The deadline for non-fellowship applicants is November 15th, 2008

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Course Aims:
To strengthen the capacity of broadcast journalists and the
organisations they work for to research, investigate and report for
broadcast and new media in a responsible and ethical way on issues
that divide individuals and groups in their countries and thereby
(potentially) threaten social cohesion.

Role of the media in changing societies
Societies in development are societies undergoing change. Inherent in
such a process of change is the potential for tension and conflict
among individuals and groups in society. Some of this potential for
tension and conflict may be the reflection of longstanding divisions -
political, religious, ethnic. Some will have more to do with a
circumstantial clash of interests – for instance between the old and
the new (tradition versus modernity) and between individuals and
groups competing for greater influence and prosperity in the society
that is evolving. Broadcast journalists and the organisations they
work for have an important role to play here; they have to ensure that
the great issues of concern to their societies and the attendant
debates are given attention to and that the voices and views of those
involved are heard.

Integrity and credibility
They also have to be prepared to tackle controversial issues which are
not being given the attention they deserve and by so doing help set
the political agenda. But they also have a responsibility to do so
without exacerbating existing divisions or threatening the social
cohesion of the societies they serve. To achieve this, the maintenance
of their integrity and of their credibility as broadcast journalists
is crucial; they may not be perceived as representing certain
population or interest groups at the expense of others. In addition
they must develop the journalistic knowledge and skills they need to
investigate and present potentially divisive issues accurately and in
a balanced non-partisan way.

Investigative research and analysis
The courses will focus on the role, responsibility and requirements of
the broadcast journalist in meeting this challenge. Special attention
will be given to developing and putting into practice the appropriate
knowledge and skills for (investigative) research and analysis and for
the production of various broadcast and internet assignments as well
as to other essential broadcast journalism skills such as
interpretation, speed and accuracy under pressure, communication and
teamwork. There will be a considerable measure of interaction and
exchange of knowledge and skills between radio and television.

Course participants will work with analogue and digital technology for
radio and television and be involved in the design and development of
material for an Internet site related to the theme and focus of the
course. As well as attending sessions devoted to developing their
knowledge and skills in the field of news and current affairs
participants will be sent out on assignments to various locations in
the Netherlands linked to the theme of social conflict and cohesion
and to the role and responsibility of the broadcast journalist in this
field. After leaving the Netherlands at the end of the course
participants will become part of a network of journalists and other
experts through RNTC’s website, intended to foster co-operation and
the further exchange of ideas and experience in the field of broadcast