Open Call for Students – Reporting trip to Africa – 2nd cycle

“East for South – Development Awareness from the Roots”

A project which aims to enable young high potentials from the 12 new member states of the European Union to realize their own high-quality media projects that will, taken all together, boost significantly the awareness for development policy in general and the commitment to UN Millennium Development Goals in particular.

10 students from the twelve new EU member states will get the chance to work together with 10 journalists from sub-Saharan Africa. As African-European Twins, each team will investigate a story related to the challenges and the opportunities of humanitarian cooperation – on the ground in sub-Saharan Africa. A team of experienced media professionals from DW-AKADEMIE will prepare you for this project, and will assist you after the field trip producing high-quality reports. You will produce cross-media broadcast products for TV, radio, print or/and online. All you have to bring in is your creativity to foster a new vision on development reporting, an open mind to discover Africa from inside and openness to share your experiences with your African partner and his/her country! The project is an extracurricular activity for which you will get a participants’ certificate.

– Are you a senior student, graduate or a young professional in journalism or film-making?

– Are you citizen of one of the twelve new member states of the European Union?

– Would you like to learn more about reality in sub-Saharan Africa from the ground and report it back to your home country?

– Are you ready to invest time and passion for a challenging project that will bring you to Brussels/Belgium (6 days), a Sub-Sahara African country (10 days) and Bonn/Germany (6 days) between Dezember 2010 and spring 2011?

Then do not wait to apply online:

DEADLINE for application: October 11th, 2010

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