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Dart Center: Call for Applications for Covering Children and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Dart Center: Call for Applications for Covering Children and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Deadline: 1 October 2018

The Dart Center is currently accepting applications for a four-day journalism training workshop in Amman, Jordan, with a special focus on the Syrian refugee crisis and response.

This workshop, to be held January 20-23, 2019 at the Columbia Global Center in Amman, is designed for local, regional and international reporters already covering the Syrian refugee crisis as either part of a broader beat or as a standalone issue.

The four-day workshop will bring journalists together with internationally recognized policy experts, scientists and practitioners working on early childhood development in a refugee context, to discuss the effects of trauma on developing brains and effective interventions designed to mitigate harmful effects. The workshop is designed for in-depth exploration of the issues as well as journalist-to-journalist discussions of craft, ethics, source development and networking among journalists and experts. The program will offer guidance and best practices for telling compelling stories about a seemingly intractable crisis, whether for local news platforms in the Mideast or international media.

The workshop will be conducted in both English and Arabic using simultaneous translation. All participants must be fluent in one of these two languages.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Twenty journalists, 10 from Jordan and neighboring countries, and 10 from other parts of the world, will be selected to participate.
  • Participants will be identified through both an open application process and by nomination.
  • Roundtrip travel, hotel lodging, ground transportation and most meals will be provided.
  • To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
    • Have at least three years of professional journalism experience.
    • Be currently working as reporters, editors, news directors, photographers, or producers for print, broadcast, or online media, either as staff or freelancers, focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis
    • Be fluent in either English or Arabic.
    • Have published or broadcast at least three stories on issues connected to refugees from the Syria crisis.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Call for Applications.

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