August 23, 2014

Covering Poverty and Food Security, 22-23 April, Jhb

Withered bean plants: Farmers in the larger Nakuru area in Rift Valley province have experienced maize and beans crop failure in 2009 due to poor rainfall early in the year. © Jane Some/IRIN

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Workshop objectives

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.

The workshop is an RHVP initiative, funded by the United Kingdom’s development agency, UKaid.

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is R600.00 excl VAT. Please return the registration form to Samkele Nkabinde at snkabinde@frayintermedia.com or contact her at +27 11 341 0767 to attend.

Download a Microsoft Word registration form to your computer, or a PDF version.

Directions

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.


Withered bean plants: Farmers in the larger Nakuru area in Rift Valley province have experienced maize and beans crop failure in 2009 due to poor rainfall early in the year. © Jane Some/IRIN

Withered bean plants: Farmers in the larger Nakuru area in Rift Valley province have experienced maize and beans crop failure in 2009 due to poor rainfall early in the year. © Jane Some/IRIN

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
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The workshops are offered in partnership with:

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Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe at a 2008 public Journalism Dialogue on media and poverty

Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe at 2008 public Journalism Dialogue on "Does the media ignore the plight of the poor?"

Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe at 2008 public Journalism Dialogue on "Does the media ignore the plight of the poor?"

Malawi and Botswana workshops fully subscribed

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Dar es Salaam, 24-25 Nov 2009: Covering Poverty, Food Security and Social Protection

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Sign up your journalists to the Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme’s two-day training workshop. Prizes will be offered to the best report on the topic by participants in each country.

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.

The Workshop will be held in

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 November 2009 at the Protea Hotel, Seaview Ocean Road, Dar es Salaam.

Programme Day 1
  • Introduction to covering poverty – plus film screening
  • Debate with local experts on how the Tanzanian media covers poverty
  • Introduction to the RHVP
  • A deeper look into poverty in Tanzania
  • Field trip: Guided tour of local anti-poverty project plus interview opportunities
Programme Day 2
  • Review of what was learned on the field trip
  • Generating poverty story ideas
  • Turning poverty story ideas into fully fledged story concepts
  • Planning stories on poverty
  • Sourcing information on poverty and poverty interventions
  • Interview with RHVP expert
Sponsorships available

The first 10 journalists signed up will be fully sponsored by RHVP. Fill in the registration form and send to Obakeng Mooke at omooke@frayintermedia.com

Cost to latecomers

Any others who wish to register thereafter will be charged TZS 105,088.

Prize for best story

The RHVP will adjudicate and grant a prize of TZS 715,000 to the journalist who writes the best story published or broadcast on the topic within a month of the workshop – and his or her news organisation will receive TZS 358,000. The RHVP’s decision on the winner is final.

Aim of this workshop

Covering Poverty, Food Security & Social Protection is an RHVP initiative, funded by the United Kingdom’s development agency, UKaid, and is aimed at increasing and enhancing news media coverage of poverty and poverty policy interventions in the Southern African Development Community region.

The Workshop Programme

Display the workshop programme, or download a Word copy to your computer.

The Registration Form

Please return the registration form to Obakeng Mooke on omooke@frayintermedia.com or contact her at +27 11 341 0767 to attend one of the workshops.

Display the form or download a Word copy to your computer.

The workshops are offered in partnership with:

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Lusaka, 10-11 Nov 2009: Covering Poverty, Food Security and Social Protection

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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. Prizes will be offered to the best report on the topic by participants in each country.

The first workshop will be held in Lusaka, Zambia

on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10-11 November 2009 at the Protea Hotel, Cairo Road, Lusaka, Zambia.

The workshops in

  • Tanzania (Tuesday and Wednesday 24-25 November 2009),
  • Botswana (Tuesday and Wednesday 19-20 January 2010) and
  • Malawi (Tuesday and Wednesday 26-27 January 2010)

have a similar programme, sponsorships and equivalent prize for the best story.

Programme Day 1:
  • Introduction to covering poverty – plus film screening
  • Debate with local experts on how the Zambian media covers poverty
  • Introduction to the RHVP
  • A deeper look into poverty in Zambia
  • Field trip: Guided tour of local anti-poverty project plus interview opportunities
Programme Day 2:
  • Review of what was learned on the field trip
  • Generating poverty story ideas
  • Turning poverty story ideas into fully-fledged story concepts
  • Planning stories on poverty
  • Sourcing information on poverty and poverty interventions
  • Interview with RHVP expert
Sponsorships available

The first 10 Zambian journalists signed up for the Lusaka workshop will be fully sponsored by RHVP. Fill in the registration form (available below) and send to Obakeng Mooke at omooke@frayintermedia.com

Cost of the Lusaka workshop

The registration fee for latecomers who did not receive sponsorship is ZMK 374,000 per person.

Prize for best Zambian story on Poverty, Food Security and Social Protection

The RHVP will adjudicate and grant a prize of ZMK 2,5-million to the journalist who writes the best story published or broadcast on the topic within a month of the workshop – and his or her news organisation will receive ZMK 1,26-million. The RHVP’s decision on the winner is final.

Covering Poverty, Food Security & Social Protection is an RHVP initiative, funded by the United Kingdom’s development agency, UKaid, and is aimed at increasing and enhancing news media coverage of poverty and poverty policy interventions in the Southern African Development Community region.

See the workshop programme

here for the two-day workshop.

Please return the registration form

to Obakeng Mooke on omooke@frayintermedia.com or fax number +27 11 325 2631 or contact her at +27 11 341 0767 to attend.

If you will email the registration form, click here to download a Microsoft Word copy to your computer.

If you will fax the form, click here to display it.

The workshop is funded by:

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Does the media ignore the plight of the poor?

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The Journalism Dialogues come to East London

The Frere Hospital baby deaths scandal raised awareness about the huge challenges faced by under-serviced parts of the country such as the Eastern Cape.

What is the role of the media in highlighting the stories affecting the poor?

Do media focus on the affluent in a bid to increase advertising profits?

Do media widen the information gap between the rich and the poor?

What is the ideal balance between elite / business interests and poor / social interests?

Don’t miss this crucial public debate with the Press Ombudsman Mr Joe Thloloe; Daily Dispatch Editor Phylicia Oppelt; Grocott’s Mail Editor Steven Lang and regional leaders. Debate this and more at the Journalism Dialogue to be held in East London this month.

Date:Tuesday 30 September

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Place: Fusion House, No 36 Darlington Road, East London.

Parking is available. Refreshments are provided.

Organised by frayintermedia in partnership with the Mail&Guardian as well as local media houses in the regions the debates are held, the monthly Journalism Dialogues have got journalists, policy makers and the public talking about journalism in South Africa, a critical pillar of our democratic society. The main aims of the Dialogues are to foster a common understanding of the role journalism plays, to examine how journalists and the media operate and to provide a forum for journalists to discuss how they practice their craft in a transforming and developing country.

Contact person: Avile Nkushubana. To RSVP please contact Avile on 011 341 0767 or email admin@frayintermedia.com

Click here for transcriptions of previous Journalism Dialogues.