Call for young European media makers and activists to apply for Multimedia Summer Camp; 12 – 25 August, Latvia



Are you a young journalist, activist or up-and-coming change maker? Then keep reading!

This summer camp offers a unique insight into digital journalism and activism through a series of workshops taught by local and European experts and media production phase covering important social and economic issues currently relevant for European countries. Through a mix of formal tuition, discussions, debates and media production you’ll get practical advice on digital best practice, learn new skills and gain the confidence to pursue your own social change projects. We educate aspiring and young professionals seeking to retain the fundamentals of quality, credibility, and transparency that define journalism whilst pushing boundaries and transforming its craft and practice.

The two week course will cover:

  • multimedia journalism,
  • media and digital literacy,
  • debate and critical thinking,
  • using social media for campaigning and activism,
  • video, audio, photo and print techniques,
  • visual storytelling and using data
  • internet security and privacy.

If you are 18 – 29 years old journalist or/and activist and:

  • You want to learn and understand more on digital journalism techniques;
  • You want to gain deeper understanding and cover issues European countries are currently facing;
  • You are a great team-player, genuinely respectful to other people's views, opinions and preferences;
  • You want to learn and share your ideas freely;
  • You can easily communicate and express yourself in English;
  • You are free to travel around Europe without visa;

Use your opportunity and apply:

  • Fulfill the online application form here
  • Send your CV and Motivation letter to fejs.latvija@gmail.com

Application deadline: June 17

Organizers:

FEJS Latvija is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the exchange of information and networking among young media content producers, journalism students, professionals and citizens interested in journalism. It was created as a national organization of the Forum for European Journalism Students (FEJS) in August 2008. FEJS Latvija has been active in raising awareness about main tendencies and problems in Latvian media and encouraging journalism students and media content producers to engage actively in civil society, promoting independent and ethical journalism.

Soros Foundation Latvia is a non – profit NGO whose aims are the development of a sustainable open society in Latvia, the promotion of civil society and the rule of law, protection of human rights, the promotion of integration and a free media. The Foundation is non-partisan and does not support any political parties or organizations, or their election campaigns. The main objectives of SFL are: advancement of the idea of an open society in Latvia and political and economic freedom of the Republic of Latvia; to promote creativity and initiative in culture, science, education and society, advancing cultural, scientific, educational and other professional contacts; to strengthen independent quality media and to help to adopt European and world traditions in Latvia.

Partners:

  • Open Society Youth Initiative
  • International Debate Education Association
  • European Youth Press

Technical info:

Name: European Youth in the 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media
Dates: 12 - 25 August 2013 (arrival on 11th of August, departure on 25nd of August)
Place: Sigulda, Latvia
Number of Participants: Maximum 35 (8 from Latvia, 4 each from Estonia and Lithuania, 19 from other European counties)
Costs: Major travel costs and accomondation costs are covered by organizers

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:

Nika Aleksejeva
Project manager
FEJS Latvija
nika.aleksejeva@gmail.com

Gunta Sloga
Project manager
Soros Foundation – Latvia
gunta.sloga@sfl.lv