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Monday, October 06, 2008

WEST AFRCAN TRAINING WORKSHOP ON ELECTIONS COVERAGE USING ICTS

DATES AND COUNTRIES

 26th to 27th September at Grand Bassam, Cote d' Ivoire
 9th to 10th October at Accra, Ghana

19TH to 19th November, Conakry, Guinea

 

 

INTRODUCTION

  The International Institute for Information and Communication  Technologies (ICT) Journalism - Penplusbytes, in collaboration with the Ghana Journalists Association , REPPRELCI (Réseau de Professionnels de la presse en Ligne de Côte d'Ivoire and other key partners  with support from Open Society Initiative for  West Africa (OSIWA) is organizing two sets of training for Ghana and Cote d'lvoire.
  This training workshop is in line with the vision of ensuring the media is empowered to provide high quality coverage of the upcoming Ghana's and Cote d'lvoire elections using ICTs.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS  

  1. Print
  2. TV
  3. Radio
  4.Community Radios
  5. Online

  Workshop Content
  

-          The Electoral System -legal, constitutional, processes, supervision,
monitoring and observation

-          Excellence in Elections coverage - pre, during and post periods:

-           Use of ICTs in Elections content generation, publishing and monitoring

 

 

Facilitators

Local and International experts are expected to facilitate this
important workshop providing insight both from theoretical and practical
aspects of elections coverage.


Workshop Segments

1.       Online segment

2.       Face to Face Segment

3.       Online Segment

 

Course Delivery

-          Maximum use of Interactive presentations

-          Course Work

-          Group Discussion

-          Hands on

 

 

SEGMENT ONE - ONLINE PHASE

 

-          Seek to serve as an introduction to the course

-          Assess the level of ICTs skills of participants

-          Provides an opportunity for participants to play with online tools especially blogging

 

 

SEGMENT TWO - FACE TO FACE

 

DAY ONE F2F

 

Part One

 

-          Opening Ceremony and launch

-           Introduction of Participants

-          Learning objectives and learning Contract

Cocoa Break

 

 

Part Two

-          The Electoral System  - History, legal and  constitutional

-          The Electoral System  -processes and  supervision,
monitoring and observation

-          The Electoral System  - monitoring and observation

-          Group Work and  Discussions

 

Lunch

 

Part Three

 

-          Excellence in Elections coverage - pre, during and post periods

-          The role of investigative reporting in Election coverage

F  GROUP WORK ON KEY INVESTIGATIVE SKILLS  TO REPORTING:

o       potential electoral frauds in order to be accurate, effective and preserve peace in electoral period (during elections process and post election process)

o        Follow-up of the deliberation process at the electoral commission (during elections process)

o        Candidates' campaign accounts follow-up (post election process)

 

§      GROUP DISCUSSION ON:

·         Ethical issues to care for, while investigating in electoral period

-          Group Work and Discussions

 

Part Four

-          introduction to PENPLUSBYTES/OSIWA Elections Project

 

 

DAY TWO F2F

 

PART ONE

-          Recall of day one and review of learning objectives

-          Introduction to ICT Journalism

-          Convergence

Cocoa Break

 

PART TWO

-          Introduction to the Use of ICTs in Elections content generation, publishing and monitoring

-          Tools of our trade – video and video blogging

-          Tools of our trade – online photos and audio

 

 

LUNCH

 

PART THREE

-          Tools of our Trade – online tools – websites, blogs and Mapping

-          Tools of our Trade -  mobile journalism – SMS

-          Group Work and Discussion

 

PART THREE

-          PENPLUSBYTES/OSIWA newsroom Project

-          Course Evaluation and distribution of certificates

-          Conclusion

SEGMENT THREE - ONLINE

-          follow up

-          monitor online content of participants

-          review post elections issues

-          Peer Assist

 

Ends

 

 

 

 

Contact

 

www.penplusbytes.org

 

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