Uzbekistan: Series of seminars on journalism
The UNESCO Office in Tashkent, in collaboration with the International Journalists' Training Center (IJTC) and the Public Fund for Support and Development of Independent Print Media and News Agencies of Uzbekistan, offers a series of seminars on journalism in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from June 30 to July 3, 2014. Three one-day workshops will cover topics ranging from analytical journalism and information literacy to the media coverage of AIDS/HIV, and will be followed by a round table discussion on journalists' professional ethics and responsibility in Uzbekistan. The seminars will be offered for representatives of media outlets from Tashkent and the regions.
More specifically, on Day 1 (June 30), the workshop on analytical journalism aims at improving the journalists' skills in preparing analytical material. On Day 2 (July 2), the purpose of the seminar on media and information literacy is to introduce journalists to thinking critically about and organizing information. On Day 3 (July 2), through the session on the coverage of AIDS and HIV in the media, the organisers strive to assist journalists to report on HIV/AIDS in a non-biased manner. Finally, on the last day of the workshop series (July 3) there will be a round table discussion on the draft code of journalists' professional ethics and responsibility in Uzbekistan.
The seminars will be conducted on the basis of the UNESCO developed programmes in these areas. The three curricula issued as publications will be offered as teaching material to the participating journalists and will be presented and explained to them by their authors. It is expected that these publications will be used in educational institutions across the country in the future.