Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting Workshop on Immunisation 2020 in Tbilisi, Georgia (Funded)
Deadline: February 7, 2020
Applications are invited for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting Workshop on Immunisation 2020. The Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, a non-profit committed to expanding access to and uptake of vaccines globally, are conducting a three-day workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia, for journalists from Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The workshop, presented in both English and Russian, provides a unique opportunity to gain practical skills and knowledge from experienced Reuters journalists, scientists and health professionals. There will be an emphasis on producing high-impact stories for dissemination in the journalists’ own media with effective, accurate and timely content.
Attendees and experts will discuss the role of vaccines in public health, new and emerging issues, and the responsibility of media in education, raising awareness and reducing vulnerability to anti-vaccination misinformation.
Mentoring will be available to selected applicants following the course, and all participants will receive a Thomson Reuters Foundation and Sabin Vaccine Institute certificate.
- Travel, accommodation and meal expenses for participants travelling from outside Tbilisi will be provided. This arrangement is subject to variation.
- Applicants must be journalists working in Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan or Armenia.
- If they are not full-time members of staff, they should be able to demonstrate considerable experience as a freelancer, including very recent publications with client organisations.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, with a minimum of two years’ professional experience and a good level of spoken and written English or Russian.