Advocacy, Communication, Free Expression, Governance, Journalism, Media, Public policy, Technology

      

   Organized by the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at the Central European University (CEU)

Course date

26 June - 7 July, 2017
31 March, 2017
The application deadline has expired. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Target group

The course is intended for PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, advanced MA students, civil society, policymakers and advocates, industry representatives, journalists, and others worldwide with an introduction to the impact of state capture on media and journalism.

Pre-requisites

This course is intended for media policy advocates, PhD students, advanced MA students, activists, bloggers, policy makers, media development professionals (drawing from government, civil society/NGOs, foundations), journalists and other media practitioners with a demonstrated interest in understanding the new structures of power that shape journalism and access to information through policy, regulation and funding.

To apply for the course, applicants should have a demonstrated interest in engaging in the course that will have elements of both theory and practice. Accordingly, the organizers ask that all applicants apply with a case study on a matter of some aspect of media and state capture; and/or imbalances of media power; or the relationship between media institutions and corruption.

Applicants should submit the following in one package:

1) a case study related to the applicant’s home institution/organization work or part of their academic research;
2) a statement of interest that addresses the relevancy of this course to their research, work or field of study;
3) a CV; and
4) recommendation letter;
Applicants must possess sufficient English skills (reading and writing) in order to participate in the course.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.