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Journalism Training Workshops in Bolivia

7 May 2012 | PROJECT NEWS


Together with its partner in Bolivia, the Fundación para el Periodismo (FPP), the EJC is currently implementing three back-to-back workshops led by veteran former Reuters journalist Oliver Wates.

Held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra and La Paz, the courses offer training techniques for a group of future FPP trainers as well as intensive practical journalism workshops for reporters from across the country. The workshops cover business news with a focus on commodities ( 6-8 May) and a general news reporting course for younger journalists (10-12 May). 

A total of 46 Bolivian trainers and journalists will receive the joint FPP-EJC course completion certificate. 

EJC’s Bolivia programming is part of a five year global media development and press freedom initiative funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taking place in six countries.

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.

MFSII - Press Freedom 2.0
A five-year, international media development initiative, Press Freedom 2.0 aims to support democratic development by empowering civil society, citizens, and local media organisations through the implementation of local media projects. Conducted by a Dutch consortium, the Press Freedom initiative offers a range of trainings and activities specifically tailored to the needs of 11 selected countries.