The prominent role played by propaganda in the political-military conflict between Russia and the Ukraine has become increasingly clear. “In the war of words, Ukraine has become the battlefield. Russian propaganda is Putin’s sharpest weapon,” writes DIE ZEIT. American historian Timothy Snyder has described how – and how dramatically – Russian propaganda has distorted the world’s picture of Ukraine, and what role the media has played in this regard. This year’s M100 Young European Journalists Workshop, encompassing all the countries of the Eastern Partnership but with a particular focus on Ukraine, will examine the use of propaganda instruments and the manipulation and intimidation of journalists, along with the associated effects on the reputation of the media, the population at large, and relationships between the individual countries.
Conditions of participation:
Young journalists between 18 and 26 years old from Eastern Partnership countries Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia and Azerbaijancan apply by submitting a text in English (5.000 characters, including spaces maximum) and the following task:
“Journalism between Politics, Propaganda and Prison in my country“. Describe your knowledge and own experiences with this issue in your journalistic work, if situation has changed in the last years, if and how media and journalists are controlled or threatened and how they deal with this situation.
Please include a brief CV (with a photo) and motivational statement in your application, stating your reasons for applying for this particular workshop (both in English). 20 to 25 participants will be selected from among the applicants and invited to Potsdam from 12 September (arrival) to 19 September 2015 (departure). The organisers of the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop will cover accommodation and board during the workshop. A travel allowance is provided. The workshop will be held in English.
Please send your application in by 29 June 2015 to Ms Sabine Sasse, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop is an initiative of the City of Potsdam and Potsdam Media International e.V. and supported by the Federal Foreign Office, and takes place in cooperation with the European Youth Press, JanukovychLeaks, and the Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
For more information please visit: http://www.m100potsdam.org/en/m100-en/youth-media-workshop/2015.html
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