Study Tour “Journalism and Democracy” to Vienna, Austria – Application Process Closed!
The applications process is closed. Interviews with qualified applicants took place in Cairo from 14th to 15th, July. 10 participants have been chosen and will visit Vienna from 15th to 22nd, September 2012.
We are sorry that we could not invite all applicants to Vienna, but we hope to be able to organise a second study tour in the future.
Thank you all for your participation.
Background information on our programme
As a result of the Arab spring the media landscape in the Arab world is also changing enormously. For the first time a large amount of new and free media are emerging – from newspapers, to blogs and other online initiatives like youtube channels or facebook pages.
This media development will – driven by a new generation of journalists – also influence the democratic development of these countries.
Many of the newly founded media are maintained or led by young and engaged journalists, who had had no possibility in their life so far, to work in a free media landscape and a pluralistic, open society.
We want to help independent journalists of Arab world countries to get international contacts and knowledge. We want you to be able to work successfully and to create new journalistic standards for a free and democratic journalism in your countries.
With our study tour, by offering information and training opportunities as well as contacts to established Austrian journalists and media houses, we can help journalists of Arab countries to faster reach their goal.
The study tour and training programme “Journalism and Democracy” has been initiated by the renowned Austrian Public Relations agency “The Skills Group”. It is organised in co-operation and under the patronage of the Austrian Federal Press Service, the independent media club “Concordia”, the Austrian Industrial Organisation and other institutional partners.
The first study tour will be organised as pilot project especially for journalists from Egypt in September 2012. Invitations to media representatives from other countries are planned to follow in 2013.
- Aim – of the study tour and the programme in general
- Criteria – Who can apply for participation?
- Application for participation
- Programme of the study tour
Download full info sheet: studytour.PDF