Deadline: January 22, 2020
Applications for the ICFJ/U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh YSEALI Regional Workshop on Citizen Journalism 2020 are now open. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, is organizing a four-day workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, focused on blogging, citizen journalism, and fact-based reporting.
From April 29 to May 3, 2020, 60 members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) will gain a practical understanding of citizen journalism, as well as the skills and resources needed to produce quality evidence-based reporting. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice their newfound citizen journalism skills in Siem Reap to produce compelling, fact-driven reports.
The workshop will include a mix of informational and seminar sessions to cover key topic areas and facilitate discussions among participants and trainers. These sessions will cover topics such as:
- Understanding citizen journalism and the free flow of information;
- Ethical and newsworthy reporting;
- Raising public awareness about citizen journalism;
- Resources for citizen journalists.
After completion of the workshop, participants will belong to a regional network of citizen journalists. This is a great opportunity for journalists who want to work collaboratively to report on common problems across the region. Journalists who wish to gain blogging, citizen journalism, and fact-based reporting skills are strongly encouraged to apply.
- All travel, lodging, and program activity costs are fully funded by the U.S. Department of State.
- Applicants should live in an ASEAN member country (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam) or Timor-Leste;
- Be registered as a YSEALI member. Application to become a YSEALI member can be found here.
- Between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of the workshop;
- Have knowledge, experience, or pursuing careers in journalism fields, communications, citizen journalism, blogging;
- English-language proficiency.
Interested candidates will also be required to submit the following:
- A statement of interest outlining what they hope to gain from the program and how they want to apply it (no more than 500 words);
- A proposal for a story you wish to produce using the lessons learned from the workshop (no more than 500 words);
- An updated resume/curriculum vitae;
- A copy of your valid passport.
For more information, visit ICFJ.