TV Journalists Call for Applications: Stories Production in Real Time

Regional TV journalists are invited to apply for field production workshops, focusing on reporting of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Poltava and Kyiv. This initiative is a part of the Project Regional Voices: Strengthening Conflict Sensitive Coverage in Ukraine’s Media, implemented by the media consortium, funded by the European Union.

The aim of each five-day workshop is that by the end of the training each participant has a high-impact, balanced story for immediate, real time publication, airing on regional media. From the outset, with the support from international (Thomson Foundation) and local media trainers (Institute of Regional Media and Information), participants will identify stories they want to cover, investigate them, analyze, write up, shoot video, edit and have them ready for publishing.

Poltava workshop scheduled for 8 – 12 February will cover socio-economic issues of IDPs integration into local communities. Kyiv training on 15-19 February will focus on the long-term solutions for IDPs by the central government, including educational aspects.

This is the second set of broadcast workshops. During the first batch in November 2015, participants in Lviv and Kharkiv produced 26 video stories. The sessions are designed to encourage greater editorial skills and best practice when covering IDP issue, enabling regional media to tackle areas of potential conflict around IDP’s through practical news construction. In the long run, created network of regional journalists and produced stories will serve as a basis for linking Ukraine’s regional media to EU countries newsrooms directly.

To apply for Poltava workshop please send your CV and a brief letter to, indicating name of the workshop you are applying for in the subject. If you apply from the National Union of Journalists, copy in the Union’s address

In addition to the above, to apply for Kyiv workshop submit a list of questions/issues you would like to raise with the Ministry of Social Policy and the Ministry of Education.

Deadline for Poltava is 24 January and for Kyiv 31 January.

The organizers provide local transportation for workshops’ crews for recoding interviews, photo and video shoots, and cover other costs involved (accommodation, tickets reimbursement, meals, video cameras rent, etc).

For more information about the workshops contact IRMI office at or the National Union of Journalists at

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Regional Voices: Strengthening Conflict Sensitive Coverage in Ukraine’s Regional Media is a year and a half EU funded initiative, implemented by the Media Consortium of five organizations: Thomson Foundation, Institute of Regional Media and Information (IRMI), MEMO 98, Association Spilnyi Prostir (ASP) and The European Journalism Center, in cooperation with the National Union of Journalists.


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