Covering Poverty, Food Security & Social Protection aims to increase and enhance news media coverage of poverty and poverty policy interventions in the Southern African Development Community region.
Cost and Registration
The cost of the workshop is R600.00 excl VAT. Please return the registration form to Samkele Nkabinde at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at +27 11 341 0767 to attend.
frayintermedia is in Suite 252 on the second floor of the Dunkeld West Centre, on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Bompas Road. The Fournos bakery is in this centre. Click here for driving directions and a Google Map.
Food riots across Africa, sparked by the global economic crisis, have made food security the continent’s most pressing issue. Is your newsroom equipped to cover the issue quickly, intelligently and in depth?
Africa is home to three-quarters of the world’s “ultra-poor”. Food aid may solve their immediate hunger, but longer-term solutions are needed to bolster food security.
Sign up your journalists to the Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme’s two-day training workshop on Thursday and Friday 22-23 April in Dunkeld West, Johannesburg.
The Workshop will be facilitated by a veteran journalist who is also an experienced trainer. Journalists will receive coaching on writing stories. Interactive practical sessions will equip journalists to find, plan and write compelling stories on poverty and food security in future.
Programme Day 1
- Introduction to covering poverty – plus film screening
- Debate with local experts on how the media covers poverty
- Introduction to the RHVP, social protection & cash transfers
- A deeper look into poverty in South Africa and the region
- Expert on local anti-poverty project
- Interview opportunities with experts and facilitators
Programme Day 2
- Generating poverty story ideas
- Planning stories on poverty
- Sourcing information on poverty and anti-poverty interventions
- Questions & answers on the RHVP and anti-poverty interventions