After a successful conference in Dublin, Ireland in 2011 Internews and The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) are pleased to announce two more journalism conferences, one in Germany & one in France, both specifically designed to support European journalists to broaden their understanding about European fisheries -- in particular the Common Fisheries Policy and the proposals to reform it.
Both conferences will be facilitated by a veteran journalist and will bring at least 15 french journalists together in Saint Raphael, France & 15 German journalists together in a yet to be confirmed location in Germany to learn from fisheries experts and each other, debate the issues as a group, and write informed, unbiased reports on the Common Fisheries Policy, the reforms, and their effects locally, across Europe and elsewhere. The workshops will include opportunities to put questions to key European stakeholders in the field of fisheries, visiting a working fishing port for field work and interviews, and will help provide guidance on more general journalistic skills and techniques specific to reporting on environmental issues.
EJN fully respects the editorial independence of all journalists. Throughout both trips journalists will be free to report as they see fit. However, we do require that those invited attend and participate in the entirety of the training schedule, provide copies or summaries of the story that they produce for posting on our websites, and show a collegial attitude towards other journalists in the group. One of the important benefits of this program will be the opportunity for journalists to exchange views and information with their journalistic peers from across Europe.
Participants will include selected journalists from France, Germany and other key EC member countries. The working language at the conferences will be French and German - with translation to English throught the conference.
Any queries or for more details on the agenda please get in touch with Morgan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this program is generously provided by the Oak Foundation & the Adessium Foundation.