Workshop on Capacity Building of TV News Reporters for Environmental Sustainability, 17-21 November 2010, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Deadline for applications: October 27, 2010

22 October 2010

TV broadcasting organizations in Kazakhstan are invited to apply for a five-day workshop. The goals of the workshop are to encourage media to engage in public participation and to debate improvements that can lead to sustainable development and to improve the ability of TV journalists in Kazakhstan to conduct research and analysis and present balanced, contextualized coverage of environmental issues and their human impacts.

The workshop, sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), will be held 17-21 November 2010 at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP). A grant will cover participants’ hotel accommodation, travel and meal costs.

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Report on global/regional/local environmental issues;
  • Research and critically evaluate scientific reports, data and statistics;
  • Relate scientific research to human impacts, placing environmental issues in their economic, social and political contexts;
  • Research, write and produce in-depth TV news stories and features on the effects of climate change and local environmental issues.

To apply, please submit the following in Russian and/or English by October 25, 2010:

  • A one-page statement indicating how you will use the knowledge and skills from the workshop to improve your environmental reporting;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A letter from your editor or manager supporting your participation in the workshop, and indicating an interest in broadcasting reports you produce.

Please submit your proposal by e-mail to: Sanzhar Mustafin at the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) ( with copies to Dr. David Mould, Ohio University (U.S.A.) (mould(at)ohio(dot)edu) and Manil Cooray, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (manil(at)aibd(dot)org(dot)my).

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