Two-day workshops will be held in four townships in Gauteng that have experienced xenophobic violence (and have a strong community media presence) during September 2009. Experienced journalism practitioners will train 10 community community journalists at each workshop and give them a better understanding of migration issues and the media’s role in conflict prevention. The second day includes a short field trip in the affected community and guidance on producing a story.
The workshops will:
The workshops will happen on:
Journalists receive mentoring for a month
All participants will be expected to produce one model story for publication or broadcast at the end of the workshop. Post-workshop individual mentoring for a month will ensure that the learning is sustained. All participants will be issued with certificates of attendance and completion.
Ten journalists selected per workshop
Only 10 participants will be selected for each workshop so it is advisable to apply now. The workshop is free, but participants will have to arrange their own transport to the training venues
|frayintermedia organizes the workshops, in partnership with the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (Cormsa), the Wits Forced Migration Studies Programme (FMSP) and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF).|
See the workshop programme
here for the two-day workshops.
Please return the registration form
to Obakeng Mooke on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at +27 11 341 0767 to attend one of the workshops. Click here for a copy.
The workshops are offered in partnership with:
In August 2009, frayintermedia, the International Organization for Migration, the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa, the Wits Forced Migration Studies Programme and Media Monitoring Africa launched a series of pilot training workshops on “Covering Diversity, Migration and Development” in Johannesburg, Polokwane and Lusaka.
South Africa’s social and economic landscape has changed dramatically since the first democratic election in 1994. As townships have become primary destinations for migrants from around the country and abroad, we have seen how quickly and devastatingly frustrations and anger can be re-channelled from service-delivery protests into anti-foreigner, anti-outsider killing sprees.
Read more about the workshops here.