Training focuses on vaccination reporting [Latin America]

Posted on Jan 7, 2021 in Specialized Topics

Journalist from Guyana, Honduras and Bolivia are encouraged to apply for this online program.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, is organizing the training program “Reporting on immunization and vaccination” Feb. 1 to 5 in Spanish for Bolivians and Hondurans and Feb. 8 to 12 in English primarily for Guyanese journalists.

The program will cover immunization-related topics, such as the role of vaccines in public health, new and emerging issues particularly around COVID-19 vaccines, and the responsibility of media in educating the public about misinformation on vaccines and immunization.

After four days of online training, participants will receive one-to-one mentoring and GBP250 (US$340) story grants as well as eight weeks of ongoing mentoring.

While the English-language workshop is primarily intended for journalists in Guyana, it is open to any journalist with full English proficiency in low- and middle-income countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

The deadline is Jan. 18.