South Sudan: Training on photojournalism and conflict sensitive reporting through photography

When, local time: 
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
South Sudan, Juba
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Lydia Gachungi (l.gachungi@unesco.org)

UNESCO Juba Office is organizing a 2-week training on photojournalism and conflict sensitive reporting through photography for 20 young South Sudanese Journalists. Funded by the Swedish Government through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the training focuses on 6 key areas and will cover: Basic Journalism skills including freedom of expression; History of photography; Best practices in digital photojournalism including photo essay development; Photography as a profession in a country in conflict-(Conflict sensitive reporting); Computer skills in editing photos using digital software and Ethics in photojournalism.
This training is also a precursor to a one month regional training on photojournalism foreseen to take place in Ethiopia, in October 2015, aimed at promoting South-South Exchange.

Two international photojournalist trainers namely Mr Russell Frederick of Kamoinge photographers from New York and Mrs Frederique Cifuentes a distinguished photojournalist trainer from London, have been invited to conduct this training.