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EJC and Fundacion para el Periodismo engage Bolivian journalists in reporting on development issues

21 May 2014 | PROJECT NEWS

 

From 30 April through 8 May EJC implemented a series of workshops across Bolivia led by EJC trainer Oliver Wates on ‘Reporting Development Issues’ as well as a fourth phase of training the future teachers of local partner Fundacion para el Periodismo (FPP). In the Bolivian Amazon city of Trinidad, site visits to local development projects were embedded in the program that resulted in local story production of under-reported topics.

FPP’s core group of future journalism teachers participated in the fourth level of EJC-led teacher training.

The practical workshop in El Alto was held at the headquarters of the El Alto Journalists Union and included intensive mock story production sessions.
EJC's 'Reporting Development Issues' is our first course implemented in the politically important La Paz suburb of El Alto. Participants came from local media including La Patria, Radio Metropolitana, PADEM, Radionoticias, Canal 15, and Canal 33.
EJC’s ‘Reporting Development Issues’ is our first course implemented in the politically important La Paz suburb of El Alto. Participants came from local media including La Patria, Radio Metropolitana, PADEM, Radionoticias, Canal 15, and Canal 33.
EJC Training Awarding EJC certificate
Participants in El Alto received joint EJC-FPP course completion certificates.

Participants in Trinidad came from local media including La Palabra del Beni, Radio Tropico, Diario Contacto, Canal 27, Canal 57
Participants in Trinidad came from local media including La Palabra del Beni, Radio Tropico, Diario Contacto, Canal 27, Canal 57


The Trinidad program included a site visit to Centro de Investigation de Recursos Acuaticos where a fish farm project works to diversify the economy away from cattle grazing which often leads to deforestation.
The farm produced 22 tons of fish in 2013.
The farm produced 22 tons of fish in 2013.

Stories on workshop development topics appeared in the local press throughout the week.
Stories on workshop development topics appeared in the local press throughout the week.
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Project:
Bolivia: Press Freedom, Journalism Training, and Media Literacy
The EJC is engaged in three different media projects, each of them aiming to bring change to Bolivia’s media environment. Focusing on press freedom, mainly through the protection of journalists’ rights and media ethics, journalism training, and media literacy, the projects are designed to answer the needs and expectations of both media professionals and civil society activists in the country.