New course – Leveraging online platforms to report on transparency & accountability 

Dates: November 2-3 2017

Entry Requirements: Applicants must have at least two years journalism experience and be interested in reporting on transparency and accountability issues. Upcountry journalists are particularly encouraged to apply.

Number of slots: 10

Closing date for applications: Monday 30 October 2017

The media plays the integral role of society’s watchdog that promotes vigilance towards the rule of law and accountability of public institutions. It can impact a number of critical areas, such as education, human rights promotion, empowerment, give voice to under-represented communities and advocate for policy reforms and attitude change.  It is against this background that African Centre for Media Excellence in partnership with The collaboration on ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), are organising a 2-day workshop on leveraging online platforms to report on transparency and accountability for Uganda journalists.

The training seeks to strengthen the capacity of journalists in using various available ICT platforms to enrich their reporting.

During the workshop, journalists will be introduced to existing ICT platforms that contain key data on public affairs issues. The practical workshop will teach journalists skills on how to source, verify and report accurately on transparency and accountability through investigating various available data.

Those that will attend the training will also have an opportunity to connect with a wide range of NGOs working in the area of transparency and accountability in Uganda. 

How to apply

For admission to the workshop, please submit the following to training@acme-ug.org with the subject Training in reporting on transparency and accountability:

  1. A biography of no more than 200 words.
  2. A sample of a story you have done on accountability and transparency issues.
  3. A brief statement of no more than 200 words explaining how this training will contribute to your professional development and that of your media house.
  4. A letter of support signed and on official headed paper, from the station manager or programmes manager.

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