A series of trainings for media-trainers, journalists and students of journalism faculties
The UNESCO Office in Tashkent in cooperation with the In-service Journalists’ Training Centre and the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education will organize a series of trainings for media-trainers, journalists and students of journalism faculties to promote the quality of reporting in Uzbekistan.
With support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia and the UK Magna Carta Funds to UNESCO’s Regular Programme, the project aims to improve the quality of media materials, share international experience and best practices, as well as promote professional standards. Issues ranging from the basic criteria of information quality and the ways to improve the efficiency of media work, to the degree of specialization in journalism and the importance of media and information literacy will be on the agenda of the trainings.
The Trainers of the In-service Training Centre, who authored UNESCO’s publications in different specializations (i.e. on investigative journalism, media and information literacy, non-stereotyped reporting on HIV/AIDS, women and people with disabilities, as well as environmental journalism) will introduce the themes and engage the participants in discussions. This cycle of educational activities is targeting 150 journalists and is expected to contribute to the strengthening of professionalism of these journalists and to promoting the further development of the quality of journalism in Uzbekistan. Mr Morgens Schmidt, UNESCO’s international media expert, will participate in the trainings to share his past experience, including from the Danish School of Journalism.
In the framework of the project, the following activities will be carried out:
November 9-10: Training of media-trainers in Tashkent bringing together 30 media representatives from all the regions of Uzbekistan. The training will be conducted by Mr Morgens Schmidt, international media expert.
November 11: Master-classes of Mr Morgens Schmidt, international media expert, for the students of the two journalists’ faculties of the National University of Uzbekistan and the Uzbekistan State University of World Languages.
November 17- December 1: A series of trainings in 6 regions of the Republic - in Qarshi, Samarkand, Nukus, Andijan, Bukhara and Jizzak - will be conducted by the trainers trained in Tashkent. During these two days’ trainings, the participants will improve their knowledge about the specificities of different specializations in journalism, the principles and methods of work, the issues of definition and study of audience, preparation of online materials, as well as work in the multimedia and network journalism.