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August 25, 2008: Apply for environmental training course for journalists

Journalists from Kenya, Tanzania, and the Seychelles are invited to apply for a training course on environmental issues to be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania, from November 3-14, 2008, and April 27-May 1, 2009. The course is offered by the Institute for Further Education of Journalists (Fojo) of Sweden, in cooperation with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association. It will include methods of reporting and planning, accessing and analyzing scientific information, and how to make information interesting to audiences. Participants will have an opportunity to talk to scientists and experts about the region’s environmental and coastal challenges.

Selected participants will receive financial support to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Participants must attend both parts of the course, in November 2008 and April-May 2009. Journalists interested in participating should e-mail Ingemo Johannson of Fojo at: ingemo.johansson@hik.se. The application deadline is August 25, 2008. Fojo’s website can be found at: http://fojointernational.fo.hik.se/index.php/fojo_international/fojo.

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