Sunday, May 17, 2009

JOURNALISM: New Media Workshop for Media Professionals and NGO Workers (

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

Transitions, will present a two-day new media workshop on 30-31 of May in Tbilisi for a target group of Georgian experienced journalists, media owners/editors and NGO representatives, preferably working on human rights and youth issues. Leading new media professionals will speak about the latest trends in new media, including podcasting, video casting, RSS feeds, social networks, and related concepts. We will also discuss the latest developments in blogging - blogs' impact on the media industry, the social and political impact of blogging, and case studies of success stories from traditional media and online social and civic campaigning.

About 20 people will be selected from Tbilisi and the regions for the training. Scholarships are available only for eight people from the regions and will cover travel, meals, and accommodation. TOL will cover some meals for participants from Tbilisi. Most of the training will be conducted in English, so advanced knowledge of English is required.

How do I apply?

To apply, fill out the online APPLICATION FORM here

You should submit your application as soon as possible but no later than 15 May 2009. Successful applicants will be contacted by email.

If you have any questions, please contact TOL’s Project Manager for the Caucasus - Emin Huseynzade at and/or Country Manager for Georgia - Elza Ketsbaia at
Phone: 995 77 57 57 25.

About the organizers and sponsors
Transitions (TOL is an international publishing and media development organization based in Prague, the Czech Republic. Its mission is to improve the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union.
This workshop is made possible through funding from the National Endowment for Democracy and the Transitions Promotion Program of the Czech Foreign Ministry.

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