Training in environmental civil journalism/Abastumani, Georgia

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is planning to conduct the TRAINING IN ENVIRONMENTAL CIVIL JOURNALISM in the framework of ENPI FLEG Program, to be held on May 14-17 in Abastumani (Georgia).


ENPI FLEG Program Logo Photo: ENPI FLEG Program

FLEG is an international initiative aiming at better forest law enforcement and governance. In our region the ENPI FLEG Program is being implemented by IUCN, WWF and World Bank in collaboration, and is funded by the European Commission.

IUCN invites journalists both from Tbilisi and from regions, meeting the following criteria:

1. Active journalist, cooperating with national/ local TV stations, radios, newspapers, magazines and/ or internet editions;

2. At least 3 years of experience in environmental journalism (would be an asset);

3. Computer/ internet literacy and access to internet;

4. Knowledge of English and Russian languages would be an asset.


During the training, the participants will receive information on the following issues:

·General information about Georgian forests, forest strategy and vision, problems of Georgian forests, social and ecological functions of forests, forest ecology and biology;

· Dissemination of information by new media sources – e.g. blog creation;

· Specifics of sectoral blogging;

· Multimedia support during creation of blog;

· Working on videofiles and simple editing;

· Blog promotion tools – social networks, rating sites, forums etc.

The costs of travel, hotel and accommodation for selected journalists will be covered by the program.

CV and letter of interest shall be sent to IUCN ENPI FLEG Media Consultant Ekaterine Nakashidze, till April 29, 2010.

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