2020 ICFJ / U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh Citizen Journalism Workshop for YSEALI Members
Deadline: January 22, 2020.
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.
- English-language proficiency;
- 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.
All travel, lodging, and program activity costs are fully funded by the U.S. Department of State.
- 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.