Call for Applications: Communications Trainings for CSOs

International Institute for Regional Media and Information (IRMI) and Thomson Foundation, supported by the EU, welcome representatives of CSOs working on IDP support to participate in workshops on media literacy and advocacy. The workshops, joined together in a pair, are to take place in Zaporizhia: 3-6 June for the first one and 18-22 July for the second one.

The “Media Literacy” course will be covering such issues as engaging with target audiences, making the work of an organization attractive for the media, as well as developing a strategic communications plan and practicing on-camera interviews. The trainees will find out about the specifics of a news release and news package preparation. On top of that, they will be guided as to how to organize discussions and establish working relations with local media.  

The “Advocacy” course, which is the second round for the “Media Literacy” team of trainees and trainers, will aim to polish some of the previously acquired skills – this time during visits to TV and Radio stations for interviews and talk shows. A press-lunch and other media events, involving Regional Voices journalist-participants, are to be organized for networking and awareness raising purposes.

To apply, please, fill in the online application form no later than Monday, May 30. 

Mark Webster, Thomson’s international expert, will be working together with a local expert from IRMI.   

Mark Webster is a specialist in media handling and strategic communications. Within his 30 years in journalism Mark worked for the Evening Standard and the Financial Times, ITN Channel and ChannelFiveNews.

The organizers cover accommodation, tickets reimbursement (bus, 2nd class rail travel) and meals.

For more information about the workshops contact Regional Voices project at: (044) 498- 51-75, 050 323 14 30 (ІRМІ) or с

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Regional Eye: Strengthening Conflict Sensitive Coverage in Ukraine’s Regional Media is an EU funded initiative, implemented by a media Consortium of five organizations: Thomson Foundation, Institute of Regional Media and Information (IRMI), The European Journalism Center, MEMO 98 and Association Spilnyi Prostir (ASP).


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