Gouvernement du Canada

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Media Training Officer

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 : Zambie
Ville : Lusaka
Secteur : Communications
Description du stage : Panos Southern Africa (PSAf) is a leading NGO that works with the media, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to facilitate active participation by marginalized people in public and policy debate by creating effective communication channels. Media programming includes capacity building activities, radio listening clubs, community media development and environmental focused television programming.

The selected intern will work with PSAf's office in Lusaka, Zambia. The intern will work on a number of PSAf's programs designed to build the capacity of the local media to report more effectively on human rights issues, including conducting workshops and producing media content. The internship has been designed to deliver sustainable development outcomes corresponding to CIDA's priorities while improving the intern's employable skills.

The key social actors that benefit from PSAf's work are the marginalized communities (rural poor, women, etc.), policymakers, the media, academics, and other civil society organizations. JHR has a strong and ongoing relationship with PSAf.

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 Media Training Officer intern will work with Panos Southern Africa (PSAf) in Lusaka, Zambia. The intern will work with the staff at PSAf to execute a number of projects designed to build the capacity of the local media to report more effectively on human rights issues. More specifically, the selected intern will:

1) Workshops: The intern will facilitate workshops for local media houses on key local human rights issues. These workshops will be free and open to all interested journalists.
2) Media Training and Production: The intern will work with Panos members as well as local media practitioners to develop TV, radio and print pieces on Panos' focus areas, including HIV/AIDS care and prevention. While helping to produce these pieces, the intern will build the capacity of Panos members to produce effective and informative pieces themselves.
3) Media Monitoring: The intern will regularly monitor a selection of media (print, radio and television) to determine the ways in which different human rights issues are presented. They will regularly report to Panos on their findings, helping them to shape future programming.
4) Materials Training and Development: The intern will work to develop press releases, training manuals, brochures, press kits and other material relevant to Panos' programs. While helping to produce these pieces, the intern will build the capacity of Panos staff to produce these pieces themselves.
5) Canadian Engagement: The intern will regularly post to JHR's Abroad website, helping to engage Canadian's back home in their work, the work of Panos and human rights issues in Zambia.
Organisation d'accueil : PANOS - Zambia
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Panos - Zambia stimulates informed and inclusive public debate around key development issues in order to foster sustainable development. They are working to promote an enabling media and communications environment worldwide.

Their aim is to ensure that the perspectives of the people whose lives are most affected by development (mainly the poor and marginalized) are included within decision-making and that decisions are subject to their scrutiny and debate. Their priority issues are: media and communications, globalization, HIV/AIDS, environment and conflict. They see gender as integral to all these.