Tripoli, 14 September 2013:
There are just nine days left for promising photojournalists and video reporters to apply for the Reporting Change . . .[restrict]multimedia course and have the opportunity to train with international experts.
There are ten places on the course, which will consist of three parts, starting with a five-day introduction to multimedia storytelling. This will help participants to come up with an idea for a story and produce a work-plan.
As well as one-to-one coaching from experienced international journalists, there will be ongoing online coaching from trainers. The course will end with another five-day workshop where the multimedia stories will be finalised.
All the components of the course will take place between January and April 2014.
The course is free of charge and travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by World Press Photo. Each participant will also receive a €2,000 grant to further develop their skills and produce a high-quality multimedia story from the region.
Applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco or Tunisia, with at least one year’s experience working as a freelancer or staff journalist. They must also have ambition, a basic understanding of either English or French, and access to high-definition multimedia equipment.
The deadline for applications is 23 September. The names of the ten successful applicants will be announced on 21 October.
The multimedia course is part of ‘Reporting Change: Investigating and documenting transition in the Middle East and North Africa,’ a joint initiative between World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch (HRW). The project offers training programmes for visual journalists by World Press Photo and research and advocacy by HRW. Two courses, on basic skills and storytelling, have already taken place as part of the programme.
For further information and application details, see: www.worldpressphoto.org/reporting-change
For questions, or help with the application, email: [email protected] [/restrict]