Gouvernement du Canada

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Print Journalism Trainer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Journalists for Human Rights
Acronyme : JHR
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is a growing charitable organization that harnesses the power of the media to combat human rights abuses. By building the capacity of the media to report effectively on human rights issues, JHR's work pressures abusers to stop and empowers victims to fight back.
Adresse : 1027 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario,
M4W 2K9
FAX: (416) 413-1832
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Emilee Irwin
Courriel : emilee@jhr.ca
Pays : Ouganda
Ville : Kampala
Secteur : Communications
Description du stage : Located in Kampala, Uganda, the Daily Monitor is the most popular independent newspaper in the country. Through reporting regularly on local human rights issues thereby empowering civil society, the paper is actively contributing to the peace-building process.

The selected intern will work in the newsroom of the Daily Monitor, conducting workshops and other training activities designed to build the capacity of staff to report more effectively on human rights and peace-building issues. The internship has been designed to deliver sustainable development outcomes corresponding to CIDA's priorities while improving the intern's employable skills.

The Daily Monitor has demonstrated a previous interest in reporting on local human rights and peace-building issues. They have hosted a JHR intern for the past year and a half and have developed a reputation for accurate and informative human rights reporting. They have specifically requested support from JHR in the form of this internship.

In Canada
The in-Canada portion of this internship will begin one month prior to the intern's overseas departure. It will be composed of the following elements:

One Month Prior to Overseas Departure-Initial Preparation:

The intern will receive a comprehensive package of materials via email, providing ample time for the intern to read and prepare himself/herself for the pre-departure orientation and eventual overseas departure. Materials will include: a placement manual detailing the host organization, host country, internship description and other relevant information; the country's constitution; JHR's Safety and Security document; pass along notes from previous JHR interns; and other related materials.

The intern will be asked to write a short outline of the human rights situation in their host country. They will present their report to the group of other interns and JHR staff members at pre-departure training. This will allow the intern to gain a solid understanding of their host country before their departure.

The intern will be introduced via email to other JHR interns (past and present), JHR staff members and the appropriate people at their host organization. She/he will be encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns with members of this network. The intern will be expected to provide peer-to-peer support to other IYIP interns.

One Week Prior to Overseas Departure-Pre-departure Training:

The intern will participate with other selected interns in five days of intensive pre-departure training, designed to provide him/her with the tools needed for a successful internship. This includes:

DAY 1: JHR Welcoming Session.
- Morning-Welcoming ice-breaker exercise and discussion about IYIP program. Forms and legal documents distributed along with supplementary books and information about the host countries, JHR, human rights, etc. Each intern will present their report to the group, with a question and answer period afterwards.
- Afternoon-Talks from JHR's past overseas interns. JHR's executive to talk about JHR's programs in Africa. This is followed by a discussion on what to expect in the workplace (challenges and highlights), how to overcome challenges and how to make the most out of your placement.

DAY 2: Human Rights and the Media.
- Morning-Workshop led by an African human rights experts. This is followed by a debate on human rights with participants taking different sides.
- Afternoon- Workshop led by an African media experts. Participants will be given JHR's emergency protocol mechanism and a discussion on JHR's emergency protocol will follow.
- Dinner-JHR will host an informative dinner for participants where at least four potential employers will be brought in for a roundtable discussion about how the participants should be preparing and where to look for their next potential job.

DAY 3 - DAY 5: Centre for Intercultural Learning (CIL) training, focusing on cross-cultural issues, culture shock, safety and other elements related to living and working overseas.

The selected Print Journalism Trainer intern will work with the Daily Monitor, the leading independent newspaper in Kampala, Uganda. The intern will work with the staff at the Daily Monitor to improve their ability to report on human rights and peace-building issues. More specifically, the selected intern will:

1) Produce Human Rights Content: The intern will work in the newsroom of the Daily Monitor. Their job will be to work side-by-side with local journalists, researching story ideas, and ensuring that they are covering the story with integrity and a firm knowledge of human rights and peace-building.

2) Conduct Informal Workplace Workshops: Once every two weeks they will offer a training session open to all journalists working the Daily Monitor. Each session will last 2-3 hours, and will focus on techniques necessary to report effectively on human rights issues. The training will be inclusive and respectful of differing levels of ability. Workshops will cover a variety of topics, from basic journalism skills to different human rights issues. Topics will be tailored to the needs of those whom the intern works with.

3) Conduct Informal Community Workshops: Once every two months, the intern will offer a workshop in the community (advertised through the paper) on different local human rights issues. The goal of this is to increasingly engage the local community in the newspaper's coverage of human rights issues and to gauge what local community members perceive to be the most important human rights issues.

4) Deputy News Editor Role: The intern will participate in editorial meetings at the Daily Monitor. By participating in story assignment and the news process, the intern will help add a human rights and peace-building angle to many general news stories.

5) Canadian Engagement: The intern will regularly post to JHR's Abroad website, helping to engage Canadian's back home in their work and in human rights issues in Uganda.
Organisation d'accueil : The Daily Monitor
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Located in Kampala, Uganda, the Daily Monitor is the most popular independent newspaper in the country. Through reporting regularly on local human rights issues thereby empowering civil society, the paper is actively contributing to the peace-building process.