Burmese seek inspiration for journalism training Delegates from Myanmar first independent journalism school have visited DW Akademie in Germany to find out about how DW teaches their journalism trainees.
is this really good enough for professional radio? asks Sein Win, Training Director of the Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI), as he knocks on the wooden door of the small audio booth used by DW trainees. worry, it might not look high tech but it still records high quality sound, DW trainer Michael Karhausen assures him. than investing in high end equipment that does more than we need it to, we invest our efforts in getting the trainees to work creatively and okle come up with new ideas in the traineeship. Sein Win nods, pulls out a pen and makes a note before starting to ask detailed questions about how DW selects its 12 journalism trainees from hundreds of applicants. learning a lot from DW. oakley glass replacement Not only about ways of teaching but also all about organizing such a program, from choosing trainees to providing equipment, says Sein Win, who is coupling a visit to DW Global Media Forum with the chance to find out more about how DW runs its 18 month journalism training program. It offers both entry level journalism training as well as further education for working journalists and its first batch of part time students has just graduated. Dire need for professional training It is only after Myanmar abandoned decades of dictatorship in 2011 and sweeping political reforms were subsequently ushered in, that such a journalism training facility could prosper. Under military rule, reporters had to submit their works to censors before publication. oakley off sale This practice of pre publication censorship was abolished in 2012 and freedom of speech is gradually improving in Myanmar it ranked 169 out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index in 2012 but climbed to 144th place in 2015. However, the government still controls a significant part of the media landscape (such as all broadcast media, for example) and local and international observers have expressed their concerns over excessive legal action being taken against journalists. Liberate journalism from the legacy of propaganda Against this backdrop, one of the major challenges for MJI is to make students understand the responsibilities that come with media freedom.
Sein Win says it is vital oakley one day sale for students to learn the basics of journalistic investigation, which includes the ability to separate facts from rumors. During his visit to the trainee's seminar room, Sein Win chats to Ashutosh Pandey, a 2015 DW trainee from India.
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