Online program focuses on reporting on COVID-19 crisis [Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Baltic]

Posted on 1 juil 2020 dans COVID-19 Reporting

Russian-speaking journalists and freelancers in Baltic States, the Caucasus region, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia and Ukraine can apply for this online program.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation and the organizers of the Perspektivy program have launched the program "Reporting the impact of COVID-19 RUHub."

Between July 28 and Sept. 29, participants will gain access to a collaborative online platform providing them with information and toolkits required for global crisis reporting. Topics include big data storytelling and its visualization; how to search for trusted information and identify fake news, ethical reporting and standards in health issues reporting, and more.

Participants must have a minimum of three years of professional experience and a good level of spoken and written Russian.

The program is free. Participants are expected to cover their own internet/data costs, but small grants are available to support content production.

The deadline is July 15.