Dec 16, 2013 (LBO) – Journalists in Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries are invited to participate in an online training program followed by a five day conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. The projects will be grouped together for regional cooperation. Project selections are made before the Kathmandu conference, giving the journalists an opportunity to plan their reporting together before their arrival to the conference.
The conference in Kathmandu will include digital media training, panel discussions, site visits and small group breakout meetings.
The course by the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) is targeting journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
The ‘Roadblocks Along the New Silk Road’ program will connect journalists between the ages of 21 to 30 on reporting projects that explore topics relating to migration and issues affecting women and young people in the region.
“During the interactive course, participants will receive an introduction to in-depth reporting, weekly individual feedback from trainers on story progre