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Seeking trainers on Photojournalism in the Age of New Media

Social media, smartphones and Photoshop have created huge aesthetic, ethical and professional dilemmas in the field of photojournalism, such as the verification of source materials. Who is a photojournalist in the age of crowdsourced content and photo apps like Instagram? How can photojournalism today ensure a verifiable gaze? In conflict situations, rival groups are increasingly taking the battle online, presenting their version of facts through visual material, such as photos and videos. What should be photojournalism’s response?

UNESCO is currently looking for individual trainers with proven experience in the topic of “Photojournalism in the Age of New Media”. Trainers will provide a training course for 20 young photo journalists from the Arab region. The training is tentatively planned to be held in Amman (Jordan) from 19 to 23 October 2014.

Please submit your application with the following material:

  • an updated CV including sample of work, and most recent trainings provided; 
  • confirmation of availability on the specified dates;
  • a methodology for the training including a sample training method, agenda and training material (not to exceed 1000 words); and
  • a financial offer for all costs including fees, travel, accommodation, etc.

NOTE: the trainer will be responsible for all travel arrangements, including visa, tickets, etc. 

The deadline for receiving proposals is midnight Sunday, 21 September 2014, Paris time.

All proposals should be sent to:

  • Maaly Hazzaz
    UNESCO, Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development