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Call for Applications: Conflict Sensitive Reporting Training.

We are excited to announce that the Rainforest Center for Policy Research, Civic Watch Cameroon, and the r0g_agency  for open culture and critical transformation invite applications for the third Cohort of Conflict Sensitive Reporting training. This training is part of the #defyhatenow_Cameroon project. 

This training program is designed to provide journalists and bloggers with the necessary skills and knowledge to report on conflict issues responsibly and ethically, while also promoting peace and dialogue within their communities. The training program will cover a range of topics, including the principles and standards of conflict-sensitive journalism, the crucial role of media in conflict prevention and resolution, the various challenges and risks associated with reporting on conflict, and the best practices and tools for producing accurate, balanced, and constructive stories. Additionally, the training program will offer opportunities for networking and collaboration among journalists and bloggers from different regions and backgrounds. 

This training is available to practising journalists and bloggers interested in covering conflict-related topics in Cameroon. To be considered, applicants must possess at least two years of professional experience in journalism or blogging and demonstrate their commitment to ethical and responsible reporting. Fluency in English or French is required, as the training will be conducted in both languages. The online portion of the training will take place from September 25th to 29th, 2023, followed by an in-person training for selected participants from November 25th to 29th, 2023. The location for the in-person training will be communicated at a later time. 

The organisers will cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals for the selected participants to the in-person training. 

To apply for the training, please complete the online application form by September 15th, 2023.

The application form can be accessed through this link: https://forms.office.com/r/gZe8MuMNCs.

You will need to provide your personal details, professional background, motivation for attending the training, and two samples of your previous work on conflict issues. The selection committee will review the applications and notify the successful candidates by September 20th, 2023.  

For more information about the training, please visit our website, www.rainforestcentre.org or contact us at [email protected]

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