‘The ability to express your opinion or to provide facts, without compromising your safety’. ‘Being able to tell stories without a religious or cultural background’. In the #PressFreedom competition, the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 and RNW Media asked journalists worldwide what press freedom means to them. On 10 December, we will announce the twenty winners, who will be able to follow the 2-day online Investigative Journalism course at RNTC Media Training Centre, RNW Media’s training centre.
From Ghana, Nigeria, Italy to the Philippines and Nepal. Journalists from all over the world responded to RNW Media’s call for the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 to share what they believe press freedom means.
The twenty winners of #PressFreedom will start the two-day online Investigative Journalism course at RNTC Media Training Centre in January. In this course they will learn the key concepts and tools for investigative journalism, how to identify and investigate issues of governance, accountability, corruption and abuse of power. They also learn how to structure powerful stories in fresh and engaging ways. The course is taught by investigative journalist and trainer Jonathan Groubert, who previously worked for the BBC, ABC and Deutsche Welle.
“Media for Social Change”
Polina Jones, director at RNTC Media Training Centre : “RNTC has more than 50 years of experience in media training for ‘social change’. Supporting press freedom where it’s under pressure, training journalists worldwide and working with the best players and people in the field, that’s what we’re all about. We are honoured that the World Press Freedom Conference chose to work with us in this important game. A competition that gives critical journalists, internationally, a voice and shows how much we still have to do to improve press freedom worldwide.”