Centres de formation

Centre de formation / Training center

Southern African Media Training Trust NSJ MOZAMBIQUE

Contact : John Mukela, Director
Sam Phiri, Course Director; Marie-Hélène Bonin, Tailor-made Courses and Consulting Services
Adresse / Address : Av. F. Orlando Magumbwe 780, 4° andar
CP 4537       Maputo
Tel. : 258-1-49 34 00 -
Fax. : 258 1 49 08 80
EMail : nsj@nsjtraining.com    teresa@nsjtraining.com
URL : http://www.nsjtraining.org
Created : 1993 Statut : Privé

Niveau / Level : Universitaire

Degré / Degrees : certificate

Critère d'admission / Prerequisite : Except otherwise indicated the courses are open to SADC journalists with a minimum of three years experience in journalism. Women are very much encouraged to apply. Women are given full scholarship if they are selected to participate in the Media Manageme

Cours / Courses : Among the courses announced for 2006 the following can be of interest for broadcasters:
1. Broadcast Media Management (Modular)
Part I - Date: 5 -17 June 2006
Part II - Date: 30 November - 10 December 2006
Venue: Rhodes University, South Africa
The aim of the course is to help participants to apply sound management principles at their broadcasting stations.
This is a two-part course of two weeks each. Generally, the course is open to journalists in senior management positions in electronic media. However, women who are currently not in management positions but who intend to take up such positions in the near future may be considered for selection.
Content: Introduction to Management theories and principles; Trends in business leadership; strategic planning; business marketing; broadcast media economics; managing newsroom conflict;
SADC ownership patterns.
Eligibility: Journalists in Broadcast management positions or aspiring to occupy such positions. Women are especially invited to apply. Selected women applicants will be awarded full scholarship to participate in the course.
Closing date: May 5, 2006

Part II - Date: 30 November – 10 December 2006
Venue: Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Content: Financial planning and budgeting; human resource management and team building; performance appraisals; job analysis; motivation and leadership; audience research, managing newsroom conflicts; media theory: public service broadcasting in a democracy
Eligibility: Those who participated in Part 1 of the course.

2. Reporting HIV and AIDS workshops (Regionally)
Date: South Region: 27-30 March 2006
Central Region: 3 - 6 April 2006
North Region: 10 - 13 April 2006
Venue: Mozambique
The HIV/AIDS pandemic has, in Sub- Saharan Africa, become one of the most significant factors influencing the well being of women, men and children. The pandemic continues to kill millions people around the world. The life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Region is today around 40 years, as opposed to a projected 75 years without the AIDS epidemic.
Communication holds the key to containing HIV transmission and coping up with the effects of AIDS pandemic. Several media training initiatives focusing on HIV awareness have been convened for the media. Yet many journalists and media practitioners face much of the reporting on HIV and AIDS with the challenges of high level of ignorance and lack of research skills.
Most communities in SADC have received messages about the HIV and AIDS but they have not ‘heard’ it. This course is aimed at improving the performance of journalists on the coverage of HIV and AIDS related issues. The course is targeted at journalists working in Mozambique.
Eligibility: All Mozambican journalists from print media, broadcast media and community radio are eligible to apply.
Closing Date: February 20, 2006

3. Skills for Broadcasters
Date: 18 - 29 September 2006
Venue: South Africa
This is a two-week one-module course open to SADC journalists.
The course aims at providing practising electronic media journalists with creative writing skills for the ear (radio) and for the eye (television).
Content: Among others, participants will be introduced to topics such as basics of broadcast journalism and practical skills for both radio and television journalists. The highlight of the course will be on presentation and script writing.
Outcome: Participants shall develop a flexible and practical approach to broadcast formats and presentations.
Eligibility: Radio and television journalists with three years experience.
Closing date: August 14, 2006

4. Zambia: Reporting Elections
Date: To coincide with national election dates
Venue: Zambia
This two-week course will prepare professional journalists on election and democracy reporting for journalists from countries having election.
Content: Among other topics be covered are the role of media in reporting elections; election system; electoral processes; pre-election reporting, reporting on the electorate; and covering elections.
Eligibility: Journalists with three-year experience from countries having elections in 2006.
Closing date: Two months before the elections.

5. Media and Child Participation
Date: 2 - 13 October 2006
Venue: Swaziland
Millions of children are in danger of being orphaned or infected by HIV and AIDS, abused by adults, sexually exploited and made vulnerable through natural disasters and situations of conflict.
The media can help alleviate the suffering of children and assist them become aware of what is happening in their communities and their world. By providing children and marginalised communities in SADC countries with a platform to speak out, the media will also promote and strengthen participatory democracy.
This course aims to equip participants with the ability to understand, analyse and report professionally on issues relating to child’s rights and children’s issues as well as with the skills of communicating with children as media consumers. The main focus is to equip the participants with appropriate journalistic skills for the writing of effective feature stories covering children’s themes such as child labour, child prostitution, child survival and development, children and nutrition, safe motherhood, education for the girl child, water and sanitation, child soldiers, plight of children in SADC, AIDS orphans, etc.
Eligibility: This is a two-week course open to SADC journalists.
Closing Date: August 28, 2006

Full programme and source: NSJ website, 13/12/2005: http://www.nsjtraining.org/12.htm

Durée / Duration : From one week to three weeks, organised in various countries and institutions

Commentaire / Comment.
The NSJ Trust is an independent media training institute owned by the Forum for African Media Women in the SADC (FAMW-SADC), MISA, Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA), World Association for Community Radio Stations in Africa (Amarc-Africa) and associate journalism schools in the SADC and Nordic regions.
Application Procedure: all applicants are expected to send the following documents:
1. Completed application forms
2. Detailed curriculum vitae
3. Letter from employer (if not freelance) and,
4. A motivational essay stating why you want to attend the course of your
Applicants who opt for the modular courses should understand that they have to take the two parts in order to complete the relevant course. Only candidates who can make the time to attend the two courses (Parts 1 and II) need apply for the Modular Courses.
All applications should be sent to:
The Training Manager
Southern African Media Training Trust (NSJ)
C.P. 4537, Maputo, Mozambique
Email: nsj@nsjtraining.org
Fax: 258 1 490880
Tel: 258 1 493400

Its overall objective is to further the development of independent, journalism and media practice in southern Africa through the provision of higher training for journalists and other media practitioners.

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