Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

In-Depth Broadcast training by EU-funded Project Open Media Hub

Bruxelles, 31/05/2017 - 13:09, UNIQUE ID: 170531_2
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From the 19th to 21st June and from the 26th to 28th June 2017 EU-funded Project Open Media Hub is organising an In-Depth Broadcast training for 10 journalists/cameramen from Georgian media.

Telling a human story

Reporting on EU-Georgia relations

In-Depth Broadcast Training

 Tbilisi: 19th - 21st / 26th- 28th of June 2017 


Invitation to apply


From the 19th to 21st June and from the 26th to 28th June 2017 EU-funded Project Open Media Hub is organising an In-Depth Broadcast training for 10 journalists/cameramen from Georgian media.

The In-Depth Broadcast training class is a 6-day course, that we have planned in 2 sessions, will cover news production; editorial/filming skills – writing and editing skills course, designed to improve independent and objective reporting. To expand industry interest and skills in covering and illustrating complex story. This workshop will be aimed to producing stories; by putting into practice the skills set in real time for real output for your media outlets and sharing them on our OMH platform.

A special focus will be given to telling the human story, how to report on EU-Georgia relations; What are the challenges in raising the bilateral relations between Georgia and the EU. The story and their angles will be discussed with the participants and selected ahead of the 6-day course. We will be looking for editorially relevant stories for your outlet and pertinent formats for your news broadcast. The aim is to produce appealing and informative visual stories.

The second aspect of the training will focus on a strand called ‘Being 20’ (1’30 minute). Developed and produced by the Open Media Hub, ‘Being 20’ is a series of short stories depicting the life and aspiration of the youth in the European Neighbourhood Countries. It may then be used by all the participants as a single story or potentially as a series pertaining to this specific strand, as we will be developing this strand throughout the 17 European neighbouring countries where we are working. These stories will also be integrated in a specific upcoming call for production (where we will finance the production of these stories).

The trainers Rob Parsons, Zurab Kodalachvili, Anthony Headley and Nino Zhizhilashvili will be leading this in-depth broadcast training. The participants will be asked to prepare the stories ahead of the training in liaison and under the guidance of the OPEN Media Hub trainer consultant Rob Parsons. During the training the participating crews are asked to provide their filming and editing gear. These stories will then be broadcast on your outlets and made available on the Open Media hub’s platform and website, for exchange between the participants locally and regionally.

The Project ‘Open Media Hub’ aims at increasing the professional skills of journalists and media managers and supporting the production of audiovisual content and online material in the European Neighbourhood countries, to contributing to the development of independent media.

The project is implemented by a Consortium led by Thomson Foundation and including European media organisations such as France Médias Monde, the European Journalism Center and Free Press Unlimited.

To apply, please go to Deadline for applications 11:45 p.m. on June 9, 2017, those media that have participated and signed MoU’s with OMH will be considered first.

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